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We need Flygare in the state Legislature | Letters

We need a legislator with proven experience in working effectively in Olympia with members of both parties in the Legislature, ready now to continue to work with all to look for new approaches to the problems we face.

For many years, Roger Flygare has been working for us as a concerned citizen, serving on the boards of local Little League and Farmers’ Market, as co-chair of the Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking (FWCAT), and as president of his court reporter associations. Remember, he is an active court reporter and has been providing, through his business, qualified court reporters all over the state to improve the functions of trial courts.

Over the years, he has worked long hours in Olympia with many different legislators to get bills passed to benefit the citizens of Federal Way as well as Washington state. This year Roger and others from FWCAT worked hard to get 12 anti-human trafficking bills signed into law.

Now he is asking you for your vote to give him the opportunity to serve you from within the Legislature where he can put to work his experience as a small business owner and skill in building bipartisan coalitions to get things done.

Another measure of his commitment is the 500-plus miles Roger has walked since February in order to talk and listen to many of you. In over 100 different precincts, he and those with him have visited over 10,000 homes to discuss your concerns and share his.

If you have not had the opportunity to talk to Roger and especially if all that you have read are recent vicious attacks and unfounded allegations about his service record, I urge you to visit his website, www.vote4rogerflygare.com. Learn about Roger, his priorities and accomplishments, his endorsements, and what others say about him and his productive interactions. Read the letter from his SFC Royce Owens commending his service 40 years ago.

Roger’s goals are carefully laid out on his website: Full funding of education, as mandated a year ago by the Washington State Supreme Court, so that the communities’ children can be prepared to enter the 21st century workforce. Dramatically improving public transportation so we can get to work. Freeing up our economy by letting small businesses grow by developing a fairer taxation system. Most fundamental of all, protecting constitutional rights of equality of all under the law. If you have more questions, you can call him to discuss them: (253) 214-2999.

With his bipartisan experience working in Olympia, Roger will be able to immediately start acting effectively on our concerns. He has my vote. Please give him yours.

Carolyn Brooks, Federal Way


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