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ELECTION: Keep Larry Seaquist in the Legislature

Letter by Gerald Erwin Baldwin, Gig Harbor on Oct. 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm | 3 Comments »
October 14, 2010 12:23 pm

We need to keep 26th District Rep. Larry Seaquist in the Legislature. No one has done as much for our district as he. He helped to create the Department of Commerce to place a primary focus on creating jobs. He sponsored the legislation that reduced regulations and red tape for businesses as well as for eliminating the B&O tax on new small businesses.

Seaquist voted against the final budget as he advocated for a sharper eye and sharper scalpel in reforming it. One such effort is illustrated in his quest to stop nearly $2 million in bonuses for our state’s middle managers.

As a former battleship captain, he understands the ferry system and offers concrete ways to reduce waste, resist fare increases and increase service. Additionally, he led the successful charge in the House to keep bridge tolls low.

Seaquist reaches out to all persons in this district for solutions to our governmental issues. You will find no more cooperation between Republicans, Democrats and independents than in his “Refreshing Democracy” forums. He extends that bipartisan spirit to his deliberations in the House.

With a proven leader like Seaquist, we need not consider anyone else.

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