Vote to continue progress with Englund | Letter

If you are reading this you are probably undecided on how to vote. Understandable. We have seen sleazy attacks on city council candidates based on nothing that reflects on their qualifications to serve you. The same is happening in the 45th Legislative District Senate campaign. This is particularly sad in a district that has long been known for thoughtful moderation and strong fiscal sense. Andy Hill epitomized your qualities. Under his leadership, we saw new budgets featuring increases in education funding and reduced college tuition. It now costs less in tuition to go to state universities for four years, than it cost for only three years less than a legislative session ago. There can be more progress made, but only if the bipartisan Senate leadership is maintained.

To do this, elect Jinyoung Lee Englund. First, she will follow in Andy’s footsteps and represent the long held values of the 45th. Second, her election will maintain the balance in the Legislature that has brought the progress in education funding. Remember, the McCleary decision and the previous court decision 30 years ago were the result of years of one-party rule that degraded the priority of education. As a Viet Nam-era vet, it depresses me to see a return the rhetoric of attack. Vote positive, vote to continue progress. Vote for Jinyoung Lee Englund.

Hank Myers

Redmond

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