Electeds, as a whole, do their best | Letter

Aug 07, 2014

Editor, The Beacon:

Enough. In the Beacon, Mr. Pierre stated a series of derogatory statements concerning our elected officials [“Fiasco was not Founding Fathers’ intention,” The Beacon, Constant Curmudgeon, page 4, July 17].

He seems to think that they are all liars and crooks. I find his statements inaccurate and offensive.

I have had the opportunity to work with many politicians from many levels over the course of my career, and I have always been impressed with their concern and dedication.

State Rep. Ruth Kagi from the 32nd Legislative District has spent endless hours doing an excellent job working to improve our educational system, and recently retired state Sen. Paull Shin listened to our concerns and acted in our best interests.

At the national level, U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington’s 7th Congressional District and Gov. Jay Inslee have always remained true to their beliefs and acted to serve our best interests.

As is true with all professions, there may be people who take advantage of a system, but as a whole the people we elect are responsible people trying to do their best.

Perhaps the system isn’t broken, but those people with such a negative, destructive voice should be more considerate in their views.


Dan Wilson



Comments (1)
Posted by: Nathaniel R Brown | Aug 12, 2014 17:37

Grouches and grumps are defeatists.  The rest of us get on with trying to make things better.

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