The partisan gridlock choking Congress has spread to Olympia. Pierce County and the 2nd Legislative District suffer because some legislators are unwilling to work with the other party or drop ideological demands. Because of strict party loyalty, the Legislature failed to pass a road improvement package and failed to fund our small-town schools.
Voters in the 2nd District can change this. Greg Hartman is running to serve us. As a firefighter, he spent his career solving actual problems. Problems aren’t Republican or Democratic. Neither are the solutions. Hartman knows that, and he will cross party lines for us.
His opponent, Graham …