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As long-term residents of Colville, we have known John Smith and his family for close to 10 years, six of which have been alongside us in our local church. We’ve come to greatly appreciate who John is and his heart to unselfishly serve his community.

As state senator in Olympia, he has worked hard with other elected officials on issues that impact us here in the 7th Legislative District: reasonable timber management to preserve the health of our forests, farmers’ and ranchers’ rights to protect their livestock from predatory wolves, supporting the local farmer, encouraging entrepreneurs and classifying wood pellets as a renewable energy source.

It is the American dream to be able to pursue freedom in the marketplace. John has worked tirelessly to preserve and restore our individual freedoms in Washington.

We believe, and we’re joined by a multitude of others who endorse Smith, that he is the best man for the job. We need his influence, integrity and conservative values continuing to make a difference in the government of our state.

Judy and Steve Greenough



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