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What did Jan Angel do to keep tolls low?

What did Angel do

to keep tolls low?

As the campaign season gets under way, Rep. Jan Angel asserts that she has kept bridge tolls low.

I cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge every day to get to work, so this issue is very important to me.

If the issue of keeping tolls low was so important to her, I wonder why Angel did not attend the Transportation Commission townhall meeting in Gig Harbor at which the commissioner proposed an 18 percent increase.

That increase would take my annual toll bill to $780, an amount that really hurts a working woman like me.

Sen. Derek Kilmer and Rep. Larry Seaquist sponsored legislation that would keep the tolls where they are. Although their legislation passed, Angel voted against it.

Yet she has the audacity to take credit for helping keep the tolls low. I think we have the right to expect our elected officials to tell us the truth.

Jan Angel does not meet that standard. I hope we replace her in the coming election.



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