- Former legislator Pierson rightly roasts the Legislature for making more effort to put guns in schools rather than adequate funding. The Legislature has spent forty years ignoring an obvious economic development truth: “Business want to come to communities that have good schools,” says Pierson. “The best economic development tool that we have at our disposal is right under your nose: it’s called education.”
- Pierson says the Legislature’s neglect of education comes from brainwashing by the corporate-conservative American Legislative Exchange Council.
- Pierson sees a Republican Party that has turned from respectful civil discourse to “cynicism, outright bigotry, and demagoguery” that has led to corruption.
- Pierson says one man can’t do everything, but that’s no reason to sit back and do nothing. If every Democrat across the state does what she or he can do (running, volunteering, voting), we can win.
Pierson faces Republican newcomer Jack Kolbeck on the November ballot.