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Pakootas will work for us

We deserve better than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as our representative in Congress. Since 1994, when Tom Foley was defeated by George Nethercutt, the middle-class interests in our 5th Congressional District have been ignored by both Nethercutt and McMorris Rodgers.

Fortunately, this year we have an excellent nonpolitician, Joe Pakootas, who we can support and vote for to represent us in Congress. Pakootas is a self-made businessman who overcame his upbringing to get a college education plus a graduate degree.

Pakootas owns his own company and has several decades of business and leadership experience. In 2013, Pakootas received the University of Washington Bradford Award as the top minority businessman in Washington state.

Pakootas is a qualified, energetic replacement for McMorris Rodgers waiting to get to work for you.

Marty Manahan

Walla Walla


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