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ELECTION: Seaquist, Kilmer helpful to parks

Letter by Todd Iverson, Gig Harbor on Oct. 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm with No Comments »
October 22, 2010 2:07 pm

Earlier this month, PenMet Parks asked the Washington State Department of Transportation to remove a piece of property that borders the Narrows Bridge off the auction block. Thanks to the leadership and quick actions of state Rep. Larry Seaquist and state Sen.Derek Kilmer, that piece of property can now be used by Pierce County or PenMet as a vital link to connect the Scott Pierson and Cushman trails.

I too have been frustrated at times with the results in Olympia, but removing Seaquist and Kilmer this election is not the answer. From my vantage point as a parks commissioner, they have been instrumental in keeping open our state parks, fighting to preserve open space and prudently watching our tax dollars.

Parks, open space and trails are as vital to a strong community as schools, fire and police protection and drivable roads and both Seaquist and Kilmer have been incredible assets in building that strong community.

(Iverson is a PenMet Parks commissioner.)

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