For voters who care about economic development in the 26th Legislative District, consider which candidate will be more effective gaining support for programs from Congressman Derek Kilmer and the Obama administration. Kilmer has endorsed state Sen. Nathan Schlicher, who will also have the ears of Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.
Schlicher will have more impact for the 26th District with the administration of Gov. Jay Inslee. And he has already made a big impact in the state Legislature by leading passage of legislation saving Washington $30 million by allowing Medicaid patients access to emergency services. As the only medical doctor in the Legislature, he is a valuable resource on all health issues.
The November election is critical. Schlicher grew up in Bremerton and lives with his family in Gig Harbor. His education includes both law and medical degrees, and he will make a positive difference for the future of the 26th District.