Norm Dicks was absent from a debate this past Monday after being announced by the local newspaper that he would attend. About 300 attendees were perplexed as to why the 34-year-incumbent was absent. Dicks did however attend an event, that same day, outside of his Congressional district in Everett for a group of Boeing employees.
A representative from Congressman Dicks's office read a statement instead, saying the Congressman left to make "several important votes" although there have been no votes cast this week.
"I'm drawing a line in the sand and Norm Dicks doesn't want to face that line and the mistakes he's made," Cloud said before taking a series of questions from the audience, "We need real, earth-shaking, hair-raising, revolutionary-type change right now!"
Doug Cloud will appear in a candidate forum Wednesday in Tacoma , and Thursday on the Key Peninsula meeting with community members and voters.