Candidate issue statement from Democratic 46th District Rep. Pollet

Friday, October 28, 2016

By Evan Smith

Incumbent Democratic 46th Legislative District State Rep. Gerry Pollet recently sent a statement about what he believes are the most important issues in the November election. His opponent on the Nov. 8 ballot, Libertarian Stephanie Heart Viskovich, has not sent a statement.

The district’s other incumbent representative, Democrat Jessyn Farrell, is running unopposed.

The 46th Legislative District includes Lake Forest Park and Kenmore along with northeast Seattle.

Here is Pollet’s issue statement:

Legislative District 46, Representative Position 1
Gerry Pollet (Prefers Democratic Party)—

I ask to continue serving as your State Representative to make our tax system more fair, properly fund our children’s schools, make college affordable, and protect our environment and consumers.

I am deeply involved in our community – from reducing overcrowding in our schools to protecting Lake Washington. I understand higher education as a faculty member at the UW School of Public Health.

2014 and 2015 Higher Education “Legislator of the Year.”

To provide every child with the education they deserve, we have to make our tax system much more fair and increase support for education from pre-kindergarten through college. I am working to ensure that the wealthiest corporations in the world pay their fair share – closing loopholes and reinstating taxes on Wall Street investment income.

Stephanie Heart Viskovich (Prefers Libertarian Party)—

Has not responded to requests for a statement.

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