Continued stagnation is not an option | Letter

As an Independent in the 45th Legislative District who voted for Sen. Andy Hill, Jinyoung Lee Englund misses the mark for me in substance.

Seattle has salt water backing up the outflow pipes, 122-year record-breaking rainfall events are washing out our roads and bringing down mudslides and we are actively starting to armor the coastline. King County is building flood pads for local farmers and the Port of Seattle and utility companies are setting new construction four feet higher, as yearly temperature averages continue to rise.

Seeing candidates move into our district, with ties to misinformation groups like the Heritage Foundation and partisan climate skeptics in the Legislature, means we need to know exactly where they stand on the issues prior to electing them.

What are Englund’s bipartisan thoughts around funding our schools, if not via an income tax or capital-gains tax? What is her favored air pollution reduction plan — carbon tax, carbon fee or cap and trade? Solar jobs are soaring in our state, does she propose following the administration’s lead in suppressing these industries here?

Continued stagnation is not an option if we truly plan to support and protect our children, jobs and our industries in Washington’s 45th.

Rachel Molloy

Redmond

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