Elected service calls for a principled courage that rises above personal and political differences. Citizens choose their representatives for varying reasons, but foundation to their choice is the expectation that those they elect will work hard and stand up for their rights. On the Republican side of the Legislature, constituents want us to stand for something and fight, together, to achieve it; not play second fiddle to Democratic agendas.
The increasing rise of political vitriol, recent events, and media speculation of potential legislative actions by the House majority party, however, are now exerting unprecedented influence that could divide state Republican officials and constituents irreparably. Therefore, a bold call for unity around principles we all hold paramount is needed.
I do not believe in litmus tests and am making no such request here. Rather, I am asking for each House Republican member to consider joining me in support of this Statement of Republican Unity, as the 2020 session begins, so that we can together publicly demonstrate our commitment to Republican, constitutional, conservative and professional principles and caucus unity. We must show citizens we are united and will support them.
I, Representative Jesse L. Young, District 26, Position 1: Stand committed to transparency, in all its forms, and the unalienable Constitutional right to due process. I am affirming my commitment to these principles by:
I am affirming my Constitutional oath by:
Finally, I reaffirm my pledge to always fight for families, faith, freedom and fiscal responsibility. Standing for something always produces results. It’s also the key to getting effective bipartisan solutions. It’s the exact technique I used to stop the tolls from increasing on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. I couldn’t have done it alone. I needed bipartisan support from the Democratic Caucus in order to get this done. But when you stand for something and truthfully and honorably advocate for it, and then roll up your sleeves to work hard, you can accomplish a lot of great things in a short amount of time. And that’s the same process it’s going to take to accomplish all of the important objectives outlined here. It won’t be easy, but I’m committed to these causes and I will stand up for them. Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, represents the 26th Legislative District.
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