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ELECTION: Jan Angel’s a bad choice in the 26th

Letter by Mary M. Watson, Gig Harbor on Oct. 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm with No Comments »
October 22, 2014 4:02 pm

I find The News Tribune editorial board’s reasons for endorsing Jan Angel for state Senate in the 26th District hard to stomach: In essence, she’s been around a long time.

I would ask every voter to look at her voting record and decide if the Washington state she seems to envision is where we want to live: no day-long kindergarten or needed funding for education (SB 5034), lower taxes on multimillionaires by reducing our Educational Legacy Trust Fund (SB 2038 and 2064), no restrictions on guns for those with restraining orders, no health care coverage for part-time public employees (except herself, of course).

These are just a few. Please take the time to look up the full disaster.

Judy Arborgast would bring a fresh approach to our common problems which looks beyond the concerns of those who are desperately clinging to their privileges. Her years as a teacher would provide the insights we need for solving the education dilemma, surely our highest priority as a caring, ethical community.

Read the Jan Angel legacy and weep. The News Tribune didn’t endorse her in the past for excellent reasons. Stand by your good judgment now.


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