Letter: Skills required in Congress

July 15, 2014 

The results of the upcoming primary election will make a difference. I am less concerned about political parties than I am about leadership characteristics in the candidates.

What we need are negotiators, mediators, problem-solvers, and those skilled in the art of compromise. I am waiting for a candidate to talk more about the importance of "win-win" solutions than political party platforms; more about leadership skills as a tool to represent the varied and diverse needs of our district, as well as the American people.

We people have lost all faith in the lawmakers of this great nation, who have proved to us to be politically and financially motivated and lacking any semblance of honor, integrity or ethics. Show me willingness and skill to again unify America and return our self-respect and international respect, and you will have my vote.

PAM SEBELIEN, Pasco

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