I had the opportunity to serve with Sharon Brown on the Kennewick City Council for several years. As Kennewick's mayor pro tem, Brown helped close the budget deficit gap, successfully utilized the Local Revitalization Fund, helped develop the Southridge sports complex and supported industrial development along Interstate 82. She is fiscally conservative, which is why we were able to reduce our budget by 7 percent without laying off one single employee. It was refreshing to serve with such a truthful and hardworking person.
As our District 8 senator, Sharon helped secure $5.4 million for Delta High School and freeze higher education tuition for two years.
She has helped pass business bills that will streamline businesses' interaction with state government, while freeing up resources to create much-needed jobs.
Sharon's track record is impressive, and I anticipate more great things from Sen. Sharon Brown in the coming years!
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DON BRITAIN, Kennewick