published Oct. 25, 2016 from Chris Richards
What we know about the candidates
We have learned much about Angie Homola and Barbara Bailey.
Angie is funded largely by individuals and unions representing carpenters, teachers, electricians and the like. Bailey and her PACs are funded mostly by business: big, out-of-state business.
Angie understands the challenges facing students and will find realistic solutions. Bailey touts supporting a bill making token college tuition reductions.
Angie researches issues carefully and is articulate. Bailey looks to the American Legislative Exchange Council for her positions. For years she has repeated slogans such as, “regulatory reform,” “balanced budgets,” and “pushing back environmental regulations“ but offers no specifics.
Angie will bring a fresh, energetic approach to issues. Bailey has been in the legislature 14 years, is tired and brings no new ideas to the process.
Angie’s record of bringing transparency and accountability to Island County government gives me hope that we can take back our government and election process so that it serves the people and preserves this incredible democracy. This is why I will be casting my vote for Angie Homola for state senator from the 10th Legislative District.