Why is a convicted felon and former City of Gold Bar council member spewing violence against peaceful protests on Facebook

Over the years, the Gold Bar Reporter has provided much needed scrutiny over public officials. Such is the case with Gold Bar’s former council member Christopher Michael Wright.

Wright was convicted of spousal abuse in 2007, and receipt of stolen property in 2017, a felony in Washington State. As a result of being a convicted felon i.e. receipt stolen property, Christopher Michael Wright resigned from his Gold Bar council seat.

Since Wright’s resignation, he has been advocating and spewing hatred on the City of Gold Bar’s Facebook page. Wright even voiced support of another corrupt government official, Sheriff Adam Fortney, because “birds of same feather flock together. ”


Here’s just one post our sad excuse for a former Gold Bar council member made on Facebook regarding destruction of private and public property:

Christopher Wright Kara Marie well, guess what? Most of them are prior service! Combat veterans and you say they aren’t professionals? Maybe a few; yes. However; there is what we call control. Control is what you learn from minute 1. If by chance one of these “non-professionals” has an issue or was “trigger happy” they would be quickly reconciled and put to the back. It’s not Militia rule either. It’s called being there for your friends, neighbors, fellow business owners and family. If it were Gold Bar grocer are we to sit and let thugs destroy the store? Hurt people or rip you and your family out of your car? Not a chance! I don’t know you but believe; if I saw this happening I would absolutely put a .45 right up somebody’s nostrils until they shit themselves. I don’t shop at the grocer either but; I would defend that store because my friends and neighbors do and work there. You have a problem with that? Too bad! Your problem is that you are submissive to pressure and weak!


When a man convicted of spousal abuse, and receipt of stolen property is making a public Facebook post advocating harm to those who protest, or stating that he gives a dam about personal property of others after pleading guilty to theft of personal property, America is in very big trouble.

Pretty laughable post.

Bank forecloses on Gold Bar Mayor Linda Loen and council member Thomas O. Palmer’s home

Gold Bar Washington has quite the extensive history of criminals running City government.

Gold Bar’s police chief caught dealing drugs from Gold Bar City Hall in 2003.

Gold Bar’s former Mayor Crystal Hill Pennington, twice convicted for fraud; she served time in jail in North Carolina 2000, and plead guilty in Snohomish County Evergreen District Court 2005 to bank fraud.  Crystal D Pennington uses several aliases aka Crystal Berg, Crystal D Pennington, Crystal Hill, Chris Hill, and Crystal Hill Pennington.


Gold Bar’s former council member Christopher Michael Wright plead guilty to assault, and had the audacity to register to run for City Council while he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  Wright was serving probation at the same time he was a sitting city council member. Gold Bar’s former council member Bob Strom said ” Donna hates Chris Wright after witnessing him violently assaulting his wife in the front yard of his home.”

Gold Bar’s Public Records Office Bonnie  Dierkson Scruggs Jones, a twice convicted felon, found guilty of rendering criminal assistance to a murderer in Hawaii, and plead to theft of her employer’s computer from Silicon Valley California.

Gold Bar’s former Mayor Joe Beavers, a convicted felon from Arlington Texas, plead guilty to assaulting a man during a bar room brawl and was denied an Engineering license as a result.

Gold Bar’s former water employee Karl Marjerle committed acts of Domestic Terrorism, sabotaged the city’s water system in 2008 and was fired from Gold Bar and Dept of Health revoked his water operator’s license.

Gold Bar’s council member Brian Diaz arrested for viewing and downloading child pornography and possession of meth in 2019.

Gold Bar’s current city attorney Shannon Ragonesi, resigned in lieu of disbarment ( equates to a technical disbarment) from New York State for lying and forging court documents.

Gold Bar computer service provider Michael Meyers, from Eastside Computers, is a Seattle Police Officer, who worked with Gold Bar’s City Attorneys Shannon Ragonesi and Ann Marie Soto to illegally remove Crystal Hill and Brandia Taamu’s criminal history records from the FBI National Crime Information Center’s database.

Now, Gold Bar’s former Mayor Linda Loen and Thomas O Palmer home foreclosure here in Gold Bar, illustrates just what kind of people are running the City of Gold Bar.


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The Honorable Supreme Court Justice Antonio Scalia said “… running a democracy takes a certain amount of civic courage. And the First Amendment does not protect you from criticism or even nasty phone calls when you exercise your political rights to legislate, or to take part in the legislative process.” 

Justice Scalia was a true defender of the First Amendment.

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