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ELECTION: Inslee knows both sides of the state

Letter by Larry M. Warren, Tacoma on Aug. 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 24 Comments »
August 10, 2012 2:57 pm

I am sure many of us are getting tired of the yard signs everywhere we drive in town. Even though I support several candidates, I set a limit of three for my yard; in fact only one goes right in front of my house, with the other two out near the curb.

The main sign for me this year is for Jay Inslee. It is in a prominent place not only because I happen to be a Democrat and prone to support those candidates, but because I see a couple of unique things I like about him.

First, he is a person who has lived and made a home for his family on both sides of the mountains, which, I believe, is really important for a candidate representing the entire state. I have also lived and worked in Eastern and Western Washington and am very aware of the differences in those areas.

Secondly, I really like an independent thinker who can stand up for his core values, even when others in his own party go the other way. I hear platitudes and rehearsed word bytes from the other side, but honest, hard-working, thoughtful positions from Inslee, especially his stand on clean-energy industry jobs for our future.

Please consider Inslee in deciding who to vote for Nov. 6.

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