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IMMIGRATION: Kilmer’s position was mischaracterized

Letter by Ray Shjerven, Gig Harbor on March 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm | 2 Comments »
March 18, 2011 12:58 pm

Re: “Olympia fails on driver’s license reform” (letter, 3-16).

The writer got it wrong. She was at the town hall meeting where Derek Kilmer stated his support for a bill requiring proof of residence to get a driver’s license. Yet in her letter, she says Kilmer voted against the bill.

But anyone can go online and see the bill wasn’t brought forward for a vote (click here). Rather there were some procedural shenanigans to try to bring a number of bills forward out of order. Kilmer opposed that, because rather than focusing on playing partisan games, he is focused on getting things done for our community.

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