Bill Driscoll a veteran for Washington | Letter
October 17, 2012 · 9:21 PM
I noted a Sept. 7 article highlighting an endorsement by Veterans for Security and Democracy for Derek Kilmer – a young man who has not served in the military.
I was surprised that his opponent, Bill Driscoll, who served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan with the Marines, wasn’t endorsed. It turns out, Driscoll was never even given the courtesy of being interviewed. What an odd and partisan veteran’s organization that wouldn’t even interview a veteran to learn about his views on veterans issues. I know Mr. Driscoll and as a military wife I am confident he will support veterans and military families. It should be noted, Driscoll has been endorsed by Combat Veterans for Congress.
When elected, Bill Driscoll will be the only member of the entire Washington state congressional delegation with combat experience, the only member with any (even a day!) manufacturing experience, and the only member who has lived or worked in Asia - Washington state’s largest export region. His opponent would be yet another career politician heading off to DC with very limited perspective and experience. The 6th District deserves an independent thinker with broad experience to break the partisan road block that dominates Congress today. I’m deeply disappointed that this organization did not even reach out to Bill Driscoll. If it really serves veterans, the organization should at least talk to combat veterans.