Regarding your endorsement of Dawn Morrell (editorial, 10-15) for state representative in the 25th District, I have a different opinion. I am supporting Shelly Schlumpf.
While Morrell’s “Trust a Nurse” slogan is catchy, I would agree if the problems in Washington state were medical in nature. However, in my mind, the biggest issues in this state and the nation are financial.
History has proven that the key turnaround in every financial crisis was small business and the free enterprise system. Schlumpf not only is CEO of the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, but also has a history in the private sector, running a small business for years and being involved in other business organizations.
As a small business owner, I am looking for advocacy in Olympia and in D.C. that understands what builds states and nations. I can tell you without hesitation it is not government. A vote for Schlumpf is a vote for business and economic recovery in this state. If we don’t fix that, the rest is rhetoric.