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ELECTION: Jan Angel practices civilty, moderation and bipartisanship

When I served as secretary of state, I worked extensively with Jan Angel. I was deeply impressed with her. She always stood out as a legislator who successfully worked across party lines. Rather than being caught up in partisan politics or philosophical disputes, she worked in a practical, common-sense way to actually solve problems.

Angel benefits from having served as a Kitsap County commissioner. She dealt with specific problems and needs and with grassroots people. She governed.

At a time when Congress can’t work together and too many legislators would rather make political points than solve problems, Angel stands out

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ELECTION: Sam Reed endorses Kim Wyman

Kim Wyman deserves the support of Pierce County voters for secretary of state. I know Kim Wyman well, trust her and strongly endorse her.

The next secretary of sate must have the knowledge and heft of experience to run one of the nation’s most highly regarded elections offices. She also must win the trust of all Washingtonians, regardless of party affiliation, that in a close call, politics won’t come into play.

Wyman has a 21-year record of nonpartisanship, experience and professionalism. As Thurston County auditor, she has inspired confidence in both Democrats and Republicans – winning her last election with

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ELECTION: Kastama’s best for secretary of state

Thank you for your endorsement of state Sen. Jim Kastama in his bid for the secretary of state position in the Aug. 7 primary election (editorial, 7-6). He is highly qualified for this position by virtue of his 16 years of strong legislative leadership and experience.

There is much more to the job than supervising elections, voter registrations and ballot initiatives. The secretary of state is frequently called upon to represent the state in international trade and cultural missions. He also greets and confers with dignitaries and delegations from other countries. As chair of the state Economic Development, Trade

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