I believe we need change here in the 42nd legislative district. My reasons are two: I believe Representatives Overstreet and Buys do not represent the needs of everyday people. Example: during this last session, Jason Overstreet voted "no" on the Jobs Bonds Bill, after years of work by legislators, contractors, and both parties, to produce 18,000 statewide jobs. These projects include: low income housing, a new medical school in Spokane, school construction, energy conservation. This to be funded by bonds whose interest rates are the lowest in years, the purpose to revive construction and infrastructure. Luckily it passed the House 86-18. He was also the only vote against a bill to protect homeless people against violence, and to protect our children from lead paint-tainted toys. But did support a bill that would have cost taxpayers millions in reimbursement of private landowners who comply with environmental laws. He sponsored two bills, to standardize legislative start times, and extend maximum vehicle length from 40 feet to 46 feet.
We need Natalie McClendon, small business owner, former PTA president and teacher who get things done, believes in public education, farm preservation and listening. She is not funded by large corporations, but will serve our interests.
Marley Ann Koll