Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
The Times' endorsement for governor: Rob McKenna
Needs more experience
Rob McKenna no doubt has gained experience [“Rob McKenna for governor,” editorial, Opinion, July 1]; however, his tenure as attorney general of Washington state does not qualify him to speak for and understand all the needs of people living here.
We live in a beautiful state which includes those with great wealth and privilege, however, we cannot turn our backs on those who do not.
When McKenna filed legal action against the Affordable Care Act, he totally demonstrated his lack of knowledge considering our citizens in need.
We do not need to become another Wisconsin.
— Cheryl Edelman, Bellevue
A disappointing endorsement
Your endorsement of Rob McKenna for governor left me disappointed.
Not so much for whose name was on the endorsement, but for the rationale the editorial board put forward for its choice. It is truly disheartening to see service to one’s country as a representative in Congress as a disqualification for the governorship of a state. How very sad to think that stepping outside the borders of the state to look out for the interests of its residents is something The Times holds against a candidate.
The candidates should both be commended for their commitment to the people of Washington through their years of public service, and then be judged for the state’s highest elected position based on what they offer as a vision of the future.
Your emphasis using italics on the word “here” to imply that the candidate who stays closest to home is the better public servant is disrespectful to all the men and women representing the citizens of Washington in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
— Dawn Goetter, Redmonds