|Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 26th district
|Preceded by||Derek Kilmer (D)|
|Succeeded by||Michelle Caldier (R)|
July 9, 1938 |
Idaho Falls, Idaho
|Alma mater||Oregon State University|
Larry Seaquist USN (Ret'd), BS (born July 6, 1938) was a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, which is the lower house of the Washington State Legislature for the 26th District, from 2007 to 2015.
Criticism of ISC
Seaquist made national headlines when he called owners of the International Speedway Corporation as "those people [who] are not the kind of people you would want living next door to you. They'd be the ones with the junky cars in the front yard and would try to slip around the law." In a radio interview, Seaquist explains himself:
Seaquist: But the issue out here is that we've got this rich ISC, it's a family owned business of billionaires, and they come out here and propose to build a track with paying no taxes. They've exempted themselves according to the deal they are offering us out here to not pay a cent in taxes. They take all the money off for themselves and leave us taking care of firefighting, all the other things that go with trying to support a track.
Poole: So it's the deal that you oppose, not the concept?
- Thompson, p. 28, gives 25 April as the date of the change of command.
- Thompson, pp. 33–35.
- Seaquist opposes ISC track deal, not NASCAR
- Thompson, Charles C., II (1999). A Glimpse of Hell: The Explosion on the USS Iowa and Its Cover-Up. W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-04714-8.
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