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ELECTION: McKenna looks good on jobs

Letter by Craig E. Hill, Puyallup on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm | 9 Comments »
September 18, 2012 2:24 pm

The News Tribune reports that Washington’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in the country, and Pierce County continues to experience a decline in the numbers of jobs. We simply need a fresh approach.

As the president of the Tacoma–Pierce County Association of Realtors, I am keenly aware of the need for more jobs. Once people feel sure about jobs they think more confidently about buying a home. As a small business owner, I understand that we need to create a better business climate in our state so that more jobs are generated. I believe these are the reasons we need to elect Rob McKenna for governor.

McKenna has specific ideas on how to encourage job growth and hiring. He held 14 small business roundtables around the state, including in Tacoma. He listened to hundreds of the entrepreneurs and small business owners who create the jobs that we so desperately need. He heard from them what really holds back economic growth in this state and what state government can do to help.

McKenna understands that lowering the cost and complexity of doing business will stimulate hiring in Washington. We need regulatory certainty, tax simplification, a skilled workforce and changed attitudes in Olympia.

That changed attitude can be found in McKenna’s “New Direction” for Washington.


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