To the Editor:

I support Sylvia Hammond for the District 13 state House in Olympia. As a farmer and teacher, she understands agriculture, water rights and the importance of quality education.

Hammond listens to the concerns of those living in the 13th District — at a recent “Meet and Greets” she made time to visit with everyone who had concerns and encouraged constituents to contact her with other ideas/concerns. She travels throughout the district to hear from those she will represent.

When legislation about minimum wage was being considered in Olympia, I called Matt Manweller to express my opinion. He treated me in a condescending manner — indicated he was smarter than me and would not listen to my input in spite of my protest that I was his constituent.

Manweller’s criticizes the comprehensive report (which I encourage all constituents to read) about his pattern of inappropriate behavior and now wastes more taxpayer money with a lawsuit against CWU — he already benefitted from paid leave while he was investigated for sexual misconduct.

Vote for Sylvia, Hammond, a candidate who has experience, intelligence and integrity — and who listens.

Teresa Sorenson

Ellensburg

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