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LEGISLATURE: Jesse Young should get appointment

Letter by Misty M. Simmons, Gig Harbor on Dec. 2, 2013 at 11:41 am | No Comments »
December 2, 2013 2:48 pm

It’s always good to see a candidate who not only understands the issues I care about and is fully prepared to lead on them, but has also “earned his wings” the old-fashioned way – through hard work, grit and determination.

Jesse Young grew up impoverished and sometimes homeless in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. He worked hard and graduated from high school as valedictorian in 1995. He was named a Washington State Scholar by the state Legislature. He worked his way through college, earning a bachelor’s degree in management information systems in 1999.

Young is also an information technology consultant whose global business experience in a variety of industries will help the 26th District create family wage jobs in a 21st-century economy.

Young knows how to work hard, listen well and innovate wisely. That’s why I support his appointment to Jan Angel’s House seat.

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