When our ballots arrive, voters in the 26th Legislative District will have the opportunity to re-elect a leader who has done more for our district than any state legislator in recent memory.
In his first term, Young reduced teacher testing mandates, restored their COLAs that were stripped for seven years. He stopped toll increases on the Narrows Bridge, saving commuters $7 million dollars this year; he passed landmark environmental legislation that ensures removal of leaking fuel tanks at service stations around our state.
He is a strong advocate for seniors, Veterans, teachers, our low income neighbors, and our children. Last session alone, he brought $51 million state funding for projects in our communities, helped add over $5 billion to our public school budgets.
Although I have tremendous respect for Mr. Seaquist’s military service to our country, a strong military leader does not always make for a strong government leader. His time as our state legislator from 2006-2014 is littered with bureaucratic missteps, poor budget decisions, and an alarming history of voting in favor of Seattle-based interests. Mr. Seaquist is not the best choice to lead our district.
When my ballot comes, I’m voting for Jesse Young.