Evan Smith: Coday, Ryu on choosing a legislator

Sunday, October 24, 2010

By Evan Smith
ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer

I’ve asked candidates to tell what qualities voters should look for in choosing legislators.

Here are answers from the candidates for 32nd District Representative, Position 1, Republican Art Coday and Democrat Cindy Ryu.

Coday:

Integrity; respect for the people, the constitution and the law; and a strong sense of service to others are essential qualities in a legislative candidate. A background that demonstrates achievement, service, and leadership is necessary. An individual must possess a fully formed character and a sense of right and wrong in order to hold a public trust. Finally, a candidate must possess a keen understanding of the State and the issues, and formulate a convincing, prioritized plan for Washington.

Ryu:

As Edmonds/Shoreline public school mom, mayor of Shoreline, and local business owner, I worked hard to protect our neighborhoods, schools, and businesses.
I’ll take the skills learned and regional relationships developed during public service along with our progressive values to Olympia - to strengthen our public education system, protect our natural environment, and provide accountable government and fiscal stewardship.
I truly appreciate the services of our police, firefighters, and teachers and thank you sincerely for receiving your organizations’ sole endorsements.

2 comments:

Anonymous,  October 28, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

Interesting that Coday talks about candidate qualifications and Ryu talks about herself. Maybe her self-absorption blinded her from understanding the question.

Evan Smith,  October 29, 2010 at 6:12 AM  

The previous commenter compared Coday's response to Ryu's
Here's what I asked them to respond to:
"I’ll give you 80 words to tell our readers what is/are the most important factor(s) in choosing a legislator."

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