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By Shelley Baxter
Precinct Committee Officer Democrat White Salmon 

Need to tip the scales


To the Editor:

Washington State is predicted to go strongly Democrat in the presidential elections. We have a very popular Senate candidate in incumbent Patty Murray. Our State Senate is currently Republican, with 25 Republicans to 24 Democrats. It means that it is much more difficult to get bills passed by our Democratic governor. The senate Republicans have been wasting time on anti-choice, anti-trans legislation and dragging their feet on education funding. Klickitat County is in Legislative District 14 and does not have a Democrat in the senate race in November.

Beloved governor Jay Inslee is in a tight race against his opponent, Bill Bryant a business man who is promising a moratorium on all regulations and is opposed to Inslee's carbon taxes. We must support Inslee as well as our strong state executive candidates who will enact policy that reflect our Democratic values. We can tip the scale by getting our ballots in the box in November.

Besides the governor’s race we have four very close state wide executive races. Please research these candidates and support them.

For Secretary of State: Tina Podlodowski supports postage-free ballots, same-day voter registration, and the Washington Voting Rights Act.

For Commissioner of Public Lands: Hillary Franz supports selective tree thinning, publicly owned water banks and clean energy jobs. She opposes lax standards for transporting crude oil by rail.

In addition please support: Cyrus Habib for Lt Gov. and Pat McCarthy for State Auditor.

Visit our local Klickitat Democrat web page and facebook for further details on issues and candidates.


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