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ELECTION: Degrees don’t make candidate qualified

Letter by Ruby Ryan, Port Orchard on Oct. 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm with No Comments »
October 21, 2013 1:35 pm

Re: the profiles on Jan Angel and Nathan Schlicher (TNT, 10-13). It was refreshing to read the article which had no accusations or smear comments.

It appears the degrees Schlicher earned starting at an early age are important to your readers who write in. However, having a degree does not mean doing a better job. In my opinion, a politician should have the ability to balance a budget, promote jobs, keep taxes low, fund education and use common sense.

Schlicher spent a lot of time in school and is now a skilled doctor in the emergency room. Angel spent many years at various jobs, acquiring the knowledge to qualify her to be a politician. She owned her own business with many employees, was a Kitsap County commissioner for eight years and has been a state representative since 2009.

She faced many challenges, and she overcame them. I believe she is well qualified to be the next state senator for the 26th District.

Now that The News Tribune has endorsed Schlicher, this will influence many voters. There were accusations, many false, against both candidates in the past. I am asking voters to research bills they are concerned with to see how the votes went with the original bill and the revised ones. You may be surprised.

Please take the time to be informed before you vote. Rather than go with the flow, think for yourselves.

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