Letters to the Editor

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Tag: 26th Legislative District

Nov.
12th

ELECTION: Seaquist thanked for distinguished service

We’re grateful to state Rep. Larry Seaquist for eight years of superb service to our 26th Legislative District, our state and to our nation during his distinguished 32-year career as a U.S. Navy officer. His shoes will be hard to fill by anyone lacking his experience, dedication, knowledge and honesty.

He took on the state ferry system’s management, resolved to make things better and did. As chairman of the House Committee on Higher Education, he worked to make education affordable to meet employment requirements of our scientific community. His work to fully fund schools and cut costs of college was incomparable.

Seaquist kept the high

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Oct.
31st

ELECTION: Caldier was positive, personable

After hearing all of the negative things that have been said about Michelle Caldier, Republican candidate for state representative in the 26th District, I wanted to share my personal experience.

On a Sunday not too long ago I was sitting with some of my family and about 20 friends and regulars, watching the Seahawks play. A group of people came in wearing the Seahawks colors, but their shirts were endorsing a political candidate. Soon Caldier was walking around the bar, introducing herself and handing out the coolest swag, Skittles and bracelets that match the color of my favorite team.

I really liked the way

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Oct.
28th

ELECTION: Why I support Judy Arbogast

I support Judy Arbogast for state senator for the 26th Legislative District. I have known Judy for three years from our church, where she is very active. She is a dedicated, responsible person who listens carefully and provides thoughtful answers. Like me, she is very concerned about the environment and understands that we must do something about anthropogenic (manmade) climate change.

By contrast, her opponent, Jan Angel, has no such concerns about the environment. I have met with her, and her actions and public statements have indicated that she will not even acknowledge the existence of anthropogenic climate change, much

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Oct.
27th

ELECTION: Caldier will have a positive impact

I am an educator working in the 26th District. We must support the candidate who will lift up the 26th District and have a positive impact all the way to the state level. Without hesitation, I endorse Michelle Caldier for state representative.

Despite a very tough childhood, Caldier refused to fail. She knew her ticket to success was education and seized every educational opportunity that public school offered. She has since become a dentist, successful businesswoman and mother. She has generously assisted others with the cost of tuition, only asking that they pay it forward. She understands an educational investment has

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Oct.
22nd

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

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

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Oct.
20th

ELECTION: Seaquist right for Legislature

I wish that I lived in the 26th Legislative District so that I would be able to vote for Larry Seaquist. I know Seaquist because he sought me (a teacher and sometime analyst of education) out to ask me to participate in a wide-ranging discussion on education and schools.

He energetically and enthusiastically engages an impressive array of people, with varying opinion, in his pursuit of knowledge and wisdom about the issues. Indeed, in an all-day forum he primarily spoke in order to ask questions and opinions of the assembled group.

While he takes seriously the Legislature’s responsibility to fund

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Oct.
20th

ELECTION: Judy Arbogast will represent all in 26th

If you want a state senator who has the attributes of honesty and integrity, vote for Judy Arbogast in the 26th Legislative District.

I was treasurer of South Kitsap Education Association for more than 10 years, and worked with Arbogast during her time as president for that association. She studies and researches all aspects of an issue. She is not swayed by “special interests.

Arbogast is strong in collaboration and communication. She is passionate, determined and an extremely hard worker. All people in the 26th District will be heard and represented if she is elected.

(Blake is a counselor in the South Kitsap School District.)

Oct.
20th

ELECTION: Jesse Young is an uncommon candidate

I’m disappointed The News Tribune didn’t endorse Jesse Young, our incumbent state representative for the 26th District (editorial, 10-16).

Young is an effective representative for us all. Experience gained from serving on the education and transportation committees will make him more effective in solving problems in these areas.

Young knows that jobs will revive the economy, and he has a vision for high-paying technology jobs. His background in technology will bring these jobs to the area. He works to free small business from overregulation so they can create more jobs. He knows that jobs, not new taxes, will increase

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