Sen. Sharon Brown has worked tirelessly for our district, signing onto six bills approved by the Legislature, four of them specifically making it easier to do business. She was instrumental in securing $5.4 million for Delta High School, a successful public/private partnership with local school districts and businesses. Moreover, she was successful in keeping out gun control legislation and extensions of B&O taxes.
Republican Precinct Officers (PCOs) voted in Sharon Brown, along with Reps. Brad Klippert and Larry Haler, as their choices to replace Jerome Delvin. Benton County Commissioners unanimously picked Brown.
However, one opponent is exhibiting a classic case of sour grapes. That opponent also says Brown went against the Majority Coalition Caucus. What he fails to tell you is many of the votes taken by the caucus did not represent the interests of the 8th District and its citizens. Yes, she voted against some items to protect her district's interests. Do you want someone who votes like a sheep or someone who has common sense and protects your business interests?
Brown is a thinker, tenacious on small-business issues and has the respect of her peers in the Senate and the House. I hope you will join me by voting to return her to Olympia.
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DEANNA HAWKINS, Richland