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Vehrs a problem-solver

How about having a nurse represent the 6th Legislative District? There is a reason that when the public is polled nurses consistently rank as the most trusted profession. Candidate Lynnette Vehrs is a retired nurse. Her colleagues have recognized her professional accomplishments and have placed her on the board of directors of the Washington State Nurses Association.

Nurses solve problems. Real life and death problems. They don’t have the luxury of kicking decisions down the road. They have to act immediately. They often have to make do with the limited resources they are given. They work under high pressure and with lots of stress. Lynnette knows how to solve problems.

As a former speaker of the state House of Representatives, I actively tried to recruit nurses to run for the Legislature because they were good candidates and terrific legislators. They were not afraid to assume responsibility. They knew how to work well with others, and they didn’t have time for partisan games. Working with others was how they saved lives.

I can tell you from experience that Lynnette Vehrs will make a terrific legislator.

Joe King



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