LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Choose Knue and Terry for House
October 7, 2008 · Updated 9:53 PM
To the editor:
“This is a time for bold, decisive action” — Tony Blair Prime Minister of Great Britain, 2006.
We need real people in Olympia, not professional politicians committed to obstruction, inaction and self-serving special interests. Democrats Tim Knue and Patricia Terry have valuable, practical experience at doing, not just saying things.
Knue (pronounced “canoe”) has 32 years as an educator and expertise in sustainable agriculture. Twice teacher of the year, recently recognized by Cornell University for his positive influence on young people, our future.
Patricia Terry is a registered nurse with 30 years of experience, an educator and an administrator. She is an expert in healthcare delivery.
Patricia realizes that health equals wealth and that our system is crumbling. It is the most inefficient, inequitable and expensive system in the industrialized world! She has the solutions to fix it.
Republicans Norma Smith and Barbara Bailey, in contrast, are professional politicians whose practical experience is limited primarily to communication, i.e. talking.
Smith has worked for a building directory, a fundamental Christian organization and for a tiny communication company in Langley.
Bailey’s experience, outside of being a hotel worker, is limited to being a motivational speaker.
We face unprecedented challenges in this, the 21st century. We’ve seen where ignoring them has gotten us. We need leaders with real world experience who see the opportunities in these challenges.
Patricia Terry and Tim Knue know that education and health are the true sources of wealth, security and happiness. Let’s not fiddle around. Vote for Tim Knue and Patricia Terry and let’s get things done and done right!
Vote for doers, not talkers. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.