Letters to the Editor

Sen. Nathan Schlicher earns my support

What Olympia needs now, perhaps more than any time before, is a citizen legislator in the state Senate. No longer should our state government be dominated by career politicians only seeking re-election through broken promises and irrational party platforms. We need someone who can break through the stalemate that divides us, someone who can offer sensible solutions to the problems we face today. I believe that Nathan Schlicher has the capacity and the fortitude to bring Olympia back into the hands of the citizens.

As an emergency room doctor, before Nathan was even in the legislature, he saved the state $30 million by helping to make the Medicaid program more efficient. Later, when Nathan was appointed to finish Sen. Derek Kilmer’s term, he worked with lawmakers on both sides to eliminate a tax loophole costing us $160 million and put that money toward schools to help ensure that our children have access to a quality education — to guarantee a gateway to a brighter future for everyone.

The voting record doesn’t lie. Nathan has showed us that he is willing to reach across the aisle, to put partisanship behind and get to work for us. I’m a moderate who has voted for both Republican and Democratic candidates, but the Majority Coalition Caucus in Legislature has become so partisan, so stubborn, and so unwilling to listen to reason, that I cannot vote for someone like Jan Angel who would undoubtedly join that caucus.

That’s why Sen. Nathan Schlicher has earned my support this year.

Vic Savino | Port Orchard

 

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