I am a retired educator and serviceman. For almost 40 years I worked with young people in Oregon and Washington. For the last 27 years of my career I was a school administrator in the Evergreen School District in Vancouver. My wife is a registered Republican. I believe it is time to choose Carolyn Long as a replacement for Jaime Herrera Beutler.
I am asking that you look past the party label that may have directed your vote in the past to delve into how our candidates stand on the issues. If you do you will find that Jaime votes the Trump agenda 90 percent of the time.
You have to ask yourself how she can vote against health care for all when she used the congressional private plan to pay for expensive care for her children (I am most certainly not against her children receiving the care they needed).
She touts a tax plan that clearly gave much more to the upper 10 percent than it gave to you. The plan for the sea lions, although valuable, is not even hers; it was initiated by an Oregon congressman.
I am not going to change your mind if you are a Trump supporter. For some reason that seems impossible. However, I am asking you to dig deeply into the issues and seek more than an “R” or a “D” as your reason for voting.
Carolyn Long’s website will help you get what you need about her. Carolyn also holds public meetings, which allow for dialogue and are open to all.
It is time for change! Carolyn is our way to cast a vote to make it happen.