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ELECTION: Vote O’Brien for experience over politics

Letter by Michael W. San Soucie, Tacoma on Oct. 18, 2012 at 10:33 am with No Comments »
October 18, 2012 12:19 pm

During campaigns, I read many letters recommending that we “vote out the politicians.” Voters have that opportunity in this election. Electing Billie O’Brien as Pierce County assessor/treasurer will accomplish that.

O’Brien is not a politician. She is a dedicated public servant. With 10 years experience on both the assessment side and the treasurer side, she is the most qualified candidate in this race.

Her opponent states at forums that he is running because he had a calling. Did he also have a calling four years ago when he ran for county executive? Or is he just a politician?

O’Brien can make needed changes for taxpayers in her first week on the job. Her opponent will need time to learn the job before he can assess what changes to make.

This position should not be based on politics. This position requires experience and education. O’Brien has that. Who would you hire for a job? Someone with direct education and experience or someone who had a calling for the job? Let’s hire O’Brien for assessor/treasurer.

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