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ELECTION: McCarthy is much more than ‘fine’

Letter by Kenneth J. Blair, Puyallup on Oct. 19, 2012 at 11:11 am | No Comments »
October 19, 2012 11:34 am

There are very few examples in politics when both parties can agree on one person for an office, but Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy is one. She listens to both sides of each issue and finds all the facts before making a decision. She is the one who puts the best people in charge of helping the county.

McCarthy has been the champion for children, seniors, low-income residents and taxpayers. That’s why I was so frustrated to see The News Tribune’s feeble endorsement for McCarthy (editorial, 10-9).

Voters should be excited that McCarthy is our executive. She’s not doing “fine”; she is doing great!

McCarthy has been a steady hand guiding the county through the great recession, making smart cuts and changes that have saved the county more than $200 million while actually improving customer service and public safety.

Time and time again, McCarthy has brought stakeholders together to solve problems and move Pierce County forward – restoring transportation funding, saving a downtown Tacoma business from leaving, renovating Sprinker Recreation Center and creating South Sound 911, to name a few.

McCarthy is the incumbent who is qualified and making Pierce County a better place to live, raise your children and run your business. I endorse her wholeheartedly because her work is benefiting all of us.

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