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ELECTION: McKenna works across party lines

Letter by Mark L. Doumit, Olympia on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:36 am | No Comments »
October 10, 2012 1:29 pm

As a Democrat, I support Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna for governor. He puts people and issues first, over the party and positioning.

McKenna worked with me, the prosecuting attorneys and the sheriffs of our four counties from the 19th Legislative District to restore anti-meth drug task force funding and combat the meth epidemic in Southwest Washington. SB 6239 was the result, restoring funding to fight this serious drug crime. It passed the Legislature unanimously and is still a major crime-fighting tool today.

McKenna defends rural natural resource jobs. He recently petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court along with 31 attorney generals from both parties to reverse a California federal court’s decision that trumps our state’s forestry laws.

McKenna has worked with me and other Democrats in the Legislature to get the job done. It is important that we elect leaders who focus on putting the people first instead of parties or positions. I’m proud to support McKenna for governor.

Sincerely,

(Doumit is a former state senator.)

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