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ELECTION: Return balance to our state

Letter by Lowell Thomas "Toby" Murray III, Tacoma on Oct. 11, 2012 at 11:46 am with No Comments »
October 11, 2012 12:02 pm

My family has been in the timber business in Washington for more than 100 years. We have learned through hard experience that balance is absolutely necessary to survive. So I support Rob McKenna for governor.

Our last Republican governor was 31 years ago in 1981. This is the longest run of one party controlling the governor’s office in our history. We are out of balance. High unemployment, high business taxes, high-cost regulations, underfunded education, aerospace and timber companies leaving our state – all clearly show we need a new direction in Washington if we are to survive. We must move to the middle.

I have followed McKenna’s career of public service for many years, from King County councilman to attorney general.He  has always demonstrated clear and well-reasoned decision-making after fairly considering all sides.

McKenna has the knowledge, experience and ability to get our state back on track. As the state’s chief law officer, he has negotiated and achieved sensible resolution among parties with strong opposing views on a broad range of problems. Unlike his opponent, who gives time-worn lip service to the issues, McKenna actually has a substantive plan for our state to achieve success.

I’m proud and excited to support McKenna for governor. He is the best choice to get our state on a balanced path to real success.

(Murray is president of Murray Pacific Corporation.)

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