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Sen. Hill has a deep, personal commitment to education | Letter

I was disappointed to read a political operative’s recent letter to the editor filled with hyper-partisan attacks against Sen. Andy Hill.

During his time in office, Sen. Hill has taken a bipartisan and pragmatic approach to his work. Time and again, he has reached across the aisle to ensure that all voices are heard. His problem-solving approach reflects our district well.

As the parent of three school-aged children in Redmond, I am impressed with Sen. Hill’s deep and personal commitment to education. Thanks to his leadership on the budget, we saw an additional $1 billion in funding directed to education, as well as the first tuition freeze for higher education in 25 years. And if you’ve ever spent any time with Sen. Hill, you’d know that when it comes to education, he gets it. He understands what our schools and students need to thrive.

I would encourage political operatives like letter writer Mr. Latta to come spend some time with us here in Redmond. If he did, he’d see that parents and voters want bipartisan solutions to the pressing issues our community faces: a strong economy, investments in education and a budget that is sustainable in the long-term. His letter seems more appropriately suited for cable news or talk radio; it doesn’t solve problems — it just attacks those of us who are trying to get things done.

In my community, we can and we do work together to solve our problems. Sen. Hill exemplifies the best of that cooperative spirit.

Beth T. Sigall, Redmond



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