Letters to the Editor

Bailey needed in Olympia

We read with disdain some of the personal attacks on Barbara Bailey’s work as our state representative. We know we will not all agree on every issue but we have known Barbara for many years and she is one of the most kind, compassionate and intelligent people we know. She does her very best to be a good steward with our money and personally feels accountable to her constituents.

She does not “blindly and uncaringly” vote the party line. She votes on every issue with a line of reasoning that is well thought out and meets what she thinks is in the best interests of her constituents. I often hear her say, “The bill was flawed or would be fiscally irresponsible.” When asked why the bill was flawed, she always articulates the specific reasons she votes the way she does.

She meticulously reads every bill before voting. She never votes on a bill by its title, but what is inside the bill. We hear a lot about what she voted no on but not much is said about the hundreds of yes votes she has cast. We think she is exactly the person we need in Olympia fighting for all our best interests and against big government and higher taxes.

Al and Sharon Owens

Oak Harbor

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