Bryan Myrick, Editor

Bryan Myrick has been writing on national and local politics since 2008. He is a featured contributor at Red County, and served for a time as the site’s West Regional Editor. Bryan’s previous fifteen years of experience as an owner, executive and manager in the field of mortgage finance (clutching his scruples tightly the entire time) inform his analysis of economic and regulatory issues. He also holds a degree in political science and communications from the University of Washington in Seattle. His writing has appeared at a variety of other blogs and online media outlets. Email Bryan at

Mike Stall

Mike is a software engineer living in King County who believes that putting the science first is key to finding solutions in energy policy. He blogs regularly at

Nansen Malin

Nansen is Washington state director for Americans for Prosperity. Nansen can be reached via Twitter at @nansen.

Angie Vogt

Angie Vogt started paying attention to politics during the Iranian revolution in 1979 as an editor for her High School newspaper. Since that time she has busied herself as a political activist, freelance writer, as a co-host on Catholic radio, teaching Civics for homeschoolers and various ministry opportunities. She volunteered Dino Rossi for Governor campaign in 2008 organizing the veterans’ vote and advising the staff on veterans’ issues for Washington state and as a writer and social media consultant for Paul Akers’ U.S. Senate campaign in 2010. Angie also served as the South Regional Editor for Red County.

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier is Director of the Center for Government Reform at Washington Policy Center. He serves on the Executive Committee of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and is the private sector chairman of ALEC’s Fiscal Federalism Working Group. He is a contributing editor of the Heartland Institute’s Budget & Tax News, a columnist for, serves on the board of the Washington Coalition for Open Government, and was an advisor to the 2002 Washington State Tax Structure Committee. In June 2010, Governor Gregoire appointed Jason as WPC’s representative on her Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Panel. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washington State University. Email Jason at