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TACOMA: Ibsen offers real solutions

Letter by Kate Logan, Tacoma on Oct. 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 12 Comments »
October 24, 2011 10:21 am

Re: “Smitherman is better council choice” (letter, 10-20).

I voted for Anders Ibsen because he’s the only candidate who’s serious about fixing our streets, and the only candidate with the honesty to tell us how exactly he’ll do it.

The letter writer seems oblivious to the infrastructural investments our city needs. Driving over the potholes in my neighborhood has cost me hundreds in vehicle repairs.

Let’s get real: Karen Smitherman and Anders Ibsen are both Democrats. According to The News Tribune (Our View, 10-10), “Both are smart, active in local Democratic politics, and likely to vote very similarly on issues coming before the council.”

The difference is, Ibsen isn’t afraid to give you a straight answer. Career politicians will say anything to get your vote, whether they actually believe it or not. Ibsen cares more about our neighborhood than his political career. That’s why I’m proud to support him.

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