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ELECTION: A reason to vote for Becker

Letter by Beth Schubert, Puyallup on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm | No Comments »
October 12, 2012 10:03 am

I would like to offer a personal reason to vote for Randi Becker for state senator in the 2nd District.

When my son was 6, we had very little insurance to cover his autism, developmental delays and neuromuscular disease. We paid more than we had for his medical bills, and he needed more than we could continue to provide for him.

During the 2008 election, I had a letter for each candidate explaining what we needed for him and asking for help. Each door knocker made huge promises to ensure us our family could get help. Becker listened genuinely to us and said, “I am not in office. I have some contacts through the party, though, and I will try.”

Well, she did try; she worked very hard, and because of her effort that year my son qualified for a waiver that gave us Medicaid and many benefits. Her assistance gave him four more years of therapy, which have helped him gain valuable skills and independence. If you knew my son when he was little, you would appreciate what her “trying” did for him as you look at the amazing young man he has become.

Most candidates are ink on a ballot to most voters. This one is not to us. I hope that 2nd District voters will remember our story and vote for Becker for state Senate.

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