I strongly recommend that we re-elect our two incumbent state representatives from the 26th Legislative District, Jesse Young and Michelle Caldier, in November to continue serving us in Olympia for the next two years.
Both Rep. Young and Rep. Caldier are strong advocates of our First and Second Amendment rights as well as defending our liberties, advocating for lower taxes, and authoring and cosponsoring effective legislation.
Rep. Young is the only member of the House to serve in leadership on two budget committees. As a member of the Transportation Committee, he cosponsored a bill to refinance the debt on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and freeze the toll at its current rate.
Rep. Young also serves on the Finance, Commerce & Gaming, and College & Workforce Development committees and has fought for upgraded infrastructure in the 26th LD, and for an increase in entrepreneurism and new jobs and incentivizing technology companies to build in or relocate to the 26th LD. He also was instrumental in helping to defeat the bump stock bill in the last legislative session.
Rep. Caldier serves on the Appropriations, Education, and Health Care & Wellness committees. She and several other Republicans, including Rep. Kelly Chambers and Rep. Vicki Kraft, fought hard to defeat the sex-ed bill in the last legislative session, and were on the floor of the House in Olympia after 2 a.m. when this heinous legislation was passed into law by the Democratic majority. Voters will have a chance to repeal this law by voting to reject Referendum 90.
Rep. Caldier has also authored and cosponsored legislation to assist our citizens to have greater access to quality, affordable health care, and she is a proponent of a strong, locally-governed, state educational system.
Bruce Cook, Lakebay
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