From The Olympian:
“Two Eatonville area residents are squaring off in the state Senate race in the 2nd Legislative District, which stretches from the rural areas southeast of Lacey into eastern Pierce County. They are one-term incumbent Randi Becker, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Bruce Lachney.”
“While Lachneys bold political reform ideas will meet some resistance in Olympia, the budget crisis facing this state is so deep and broad, it requires politicians with vision and intellect. Lachney fits the bill.
In many respects, Becker has served her district well in her first term as a state senator, and reflects the political views of the majority of voters in the largely conservative district. She is not fiercely partisan and is willing to work across the aisle on issues of concern in her district, including transportation and regulatory reform to encourage job creation. Her career in real estate and health care administration have helped her find a legislative niche in Olympia.
But Becker seems destined to be a follower, not a leader, in the state Legislature. If she has a passion for politics, it is somewhat masked by an aura of ambivalence on key issues facing this state, including tax reform, health care and setting social service priorities.
Voters in the 2nd Legislative District should not hesitate to send Bruce Lachney to Olympia.”