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Veteran supports Couture for Senate

I had the fine honor of serving with Travis Couture on the USS ALABAMA, a submarine stationed in Bangor, for more than four years. Not only was he one of the best sailors I've ever known, he is an outstanding and patriotic person. All of us in the military have a deep respect for the duty that we fulfill for god and country, but Travis always had a deeper sense of service to country.

When he got out we kept in contact, he poured himself into politics in an attempt to change the world around us starting from the very bottom. It wasn't a surprise that he quickly climbed in political circles. Anyone that has had the opportunity to listen to him speak can see the passion and fire in his heart.

Most importantly, the Travis that I always knew was standing by at a moment’s notice to pull a shipmate out of danger even if it meant his own life. Service members know that you fight for your country, its people, and the constitution. But sometimes we forget that we fight for one more thing, the service member beside you.

I’m supporting Travis because when he gets to the Senate, I know he’s going to fight for the people just like he fought beside his fellow sailors. I’d vote for Travis Couture because I trust him with my life, why not our vote?

Jonathan Furman | Port Orchard


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