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ELECTION: Jeannie Darnielle shares 27th District values

Letter by David F. Bart, Tacoma on Aug. 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 3 Comments »
August 21, 2012 2:10 pm

Jeannie Darnielle has served as our representative in the state Legislature for 12 years. She has consistently stood for our values, on issues both large and small.

She has fought to allow school nurses to apply sunscreen to children when they are outdoors. She has stood for a woman’s right to choose and has consistently supported equality legislation for all Washingtonians of every gender preference, including the right to marry. She sponsored a bill in 2010 that allowed law enforcement to remove leg shackles from incarcerated women in their late third trimester of pregnancy if they pose no flight risk.

Jack Connelly holds values quite different from those of the 27th District. He opposes a woman’s access to contraception and signed a 2002 petition to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance.

Darnielle is the only candidate running for the 27th District’s state Senate seat who truly reflects the values of our district. She is responsible, compassionate and dedicated to the 27th District.

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