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ELECTION: Jan Angel misleads on bridge tolls

Letter by Beth A. Wilson, Olalla on July 19, 2010 at 10:02 am | 5 Comments »
July 20, 2010 8:57 am

As the campaign season gets under way. 26th District state Rep. Jan Angel asserts that she has kept bridge tolls low. I cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge every day to get to work, so this issue is very important to me.

If the issue of keeping tools low was so important to her, I wonder why Angel did not attended the Transportation Commission town hall meeting in Gig Harbor where the commission proposed an 18 percent increase. That increase would take my annual toll budget to $780, an amount that really hurts a working woman like me.

State Sen. Derek Kilmer and state Rep. Larry Seaquist sponsored legislation that would keep the tolls where they are. Although their legislation passed, Angel voted against it. Yet she has the audacity to take credit for helping keep the tolls low.

I think we have the right to expect our elected officials to tell us the truth. Angel does not meet that standard. I hope we replace her in the coming election.

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