There are significant contrasts between Denny Heck and Dick Muri, the candidates for the new 10th Congressional District. Heck did not bother to participate personally in the first three public forums held in Graham, West Olympia and Steilacoom. Muri participated in all three to give maximum personal interface opportunities to voters.
Muri joined Heck in the fourth public forum held in downtown Olympia that was organized in part by the Olympian newspaper. The TNT gave extensive coverage on some of the the issues, but rightfully did not include many that were Washington state issues in current referendums.
But the TNT missed reporting the discussions on cleaning up Puget Sound. Heck expressed general views. Muri went into detail covering the immediate need for Congress to fund a modern Solo Point Sewage Treatment Plant for Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Funding is the responsibility of Congress.
Muri has 22 years experience as a military officer with five of these years in management work at JBLM. Additionally, for the past nine consecutive years, Muri has been the Pierce County Council member for the county district covering JBLM, which is the leading contributor to the 10th Congressional District economy.
Muri is the best candidate for the JBLM task.