At 5 feet tall and 37 pounds, it’s not a typical political running mate.
But for James Windle, Independent candidate in the 8th District from Snoqualmie, a big ol’ log is the perfect running mate. Next week, Windle will run two to four miles a day during rush hour while carrying a log on his back. The Windle campaign says the runs will encourage voters to vote independent in the Aug. 7 primary. Maybe the log run will prepare Windle for log jams in Congress should he beat incumbent Dave Reichert in the fall.
His first run will be 5 p.m. Monday at the Supermall in Auburn. Windle welcomes his supporters — known as “Windependents” – and other voters to join him. A log is not required, but a backpack, a heavy object and water are encouraged, according to a press release.
“People are tired of the same old campaigns, political parties, and ideas. The log represents how committed I am to do the heavy lifting and get this country moving forward again,” Windle said in a press release on Friday. His daily log run route will be posted on the “Windle for Congress” Facebook page.
Windle’s been running with a log since his days in the nation’s Capitol. The story was first covered by The Washington Post.
He has a long Washington, D.C., résumé and higher-education record.
But he was never a University of Puget Sound Logger.firstname.lastname@example.org