I will be voting for Pat Hailey for the state House of Representatives from the 9th Legislative District. That may surprise people who are aware of my Democratic leanings, but I have good reasons.
I recently had an in-depth conversation with both candidates. The candidates had similar positions on the issues, and both are more conservative than I. However, I was impressed by Pat’s open-mindedness and her ability to learn and listen. I believe that she will strive to represent all voters in the 9th Legislative District.
Also, I was able to verify that 84 percent of her financial support has so far come from people within Eastern Washington and not from big special-interest money.