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Incumbents need to retire | Federal Way letters

After pondering who to vote for, or not. Reading the King County voters' pamphlet, I read with some despair, what some, who were running, again, and what they claim they could/would do, if elected. One such person was the incumbent running for State Senator of the 30th Legislative District, Tracey Eide. In the past, I had supported Mrs. Eide because in the beginning, when she first became a State Senator, we found her to be for the people of this state as well as those of us living in Federal Way. But after her first term, Mrs. Eide seemed to forget about those of us who voted for her, and reaching across the aisles to the other party members, and started voting within her own party.

Mrs. Eide has a history of voting according to what her party has decided, and this has meant higher gasoline taxes, one of the highest in the continental United States, higher state sales taxes, etc. I think you get the picture. But where was she, this senator, when we needed stricter drunk driving laws? She championed a law that prohibits talking on handheld cell phones while driving, but overlooked the drunk driving laws that need to be enforced now.

So now, I feel, we are in need of a change, and so our family will be backing Tony Moore, in hopes that he can help stop this crazy spending of our tax dollars for so many unneeded entitlement programs. Can he do it alone? No, but at least I would like to give this man a try, and see if he can get people to look at the way their state government is spending our money on stupid things and then adding taxes, like taxing bottled water, candy, etc. We already have the highest tax on cigarettes and alcohol in the United States, or as they call it, the "sin tax."

We are headed in the same direction as California, which is now broke, because of stupid spending and entitlement programs. If Tony Moore can pull the rabbit out of the hat and bring our state back to its feel, where it belongs, then good for him. I don't really care what party he is in, or represents. I think it is time for so many incumbents, who have been in office too long, to retire. Being a senator is not a career, but an honor, and looking out for the people they are supposed to represent.

Pat Gee, Federal Way

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