She's the one

Jaime Herrera Beutler always recognizes the needs of our community, then acts on it in Congress. For example, when this global pandemic struck and small businesses were forced to close their doors, Jaime acted swiftly to pass vital relief for small businesses. This allowed them to keep workers from missing a paycheck, and for many businesses, it allowed them to continue providing health insurance for their employees.

Carolyn Long has repeatedly attacked this vital bipartisan program that saved more than 90,000 jobs in southwest Washington. Long is out of touch, and I’ll proudly vote Jaime this November.

Dion Hess

Ridgefield, Washington

No, she's the one

Our Representative has voted time and time again to strip access to affordable health insurance and provided no replacement. Several million people have already lost health care and more on the way due to the dire economic situation.

Carolyn Long supports a private option, which allows people to purchase insurance from the government if they’d like. Otherwise, they can keep their employer provided insurance.

Carolyn is ready to fight for southwest Washington in Congress. Now more than ever, we need her vision for our district: access to affordable health care and infrastructure investment to create jobs and expand broadband access. I strongly encourage your vote to put Carolyn Long in Congress.

Greg Lapic

Longview

Not your money

This is in response to Ann Reid’s letter of Aug. 26. I know that being a good Christian, Ann would always want to have the facts.

She wrote, “We will become what President Obama tried to do by giving $3 Trillion of your money to his friends in the Middle East.” The short answer is, it wasn’t your money.

I know 1979 was a long time ago, but that was when the United States and other countries implemented sanctions against Iran and froze all Iranian assets in banks.

The payout of about $1.8 billion dates to the 1970s, when Iran paid the U.S. $400 million for military equipment that was never delivered because the Shah of Iran’s government was overthrown and diplomatic relations were ruptured. Iran had ordered military equipment from the U.S. that was paid for in advance, but the U.S. refused to deliver the equipment after the government was overthrown. In 2016, the U.S. agreed to pay the $400 million principal along with about $1.3 billion in interest. The $400 million was paid in cash and flown to Tehran on a cargo plane because we have no banking system with Iran.

Sources: https://apnews.com/727282bdead6489a8521059936375210/AP-FACT-CHECK:-Trump’s-Iran-cash-story-oft-told,-still-bogus

Dorothy Herman

White Salmon

A clear vision

As an Independent voter, I seek political candidates who are willing to lead by offering a vision for our region and then develop solutions based on compassion and opportunity. Tracy Rushing, who is running for Representative District 14, has a clear vision for our District that is rooted in the well-being of all of our residents as well as our environment. I have grown weary of political partisanship and politicians who cater only to their party’s agenda and the needs of the wealthy that support them.

Our district needs a representative who recognizes the needs of all of its citizens. Tracy’s priorities include increasing educational access and vocational training, supporting sustainable economic opportunities, and improving mental health services. As a physician, Tracy understands the important role that physical and mental wellness plays in developing a strong local economy. I urge you to consider the future of our district and vote for solutions that will benefit all who live in District 14. Vote for Tracy Rushing for State Representative, District 14.

Sue Kusch

White Salmon