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Supports Stephens for state House position 1

Our current representatives and our current senator are all in favor of an income tax, and say so at every opportunity. Can we stop voting for these people, especially when the issue is directly on the ballot [and]  the voters keep saying that Washington is not interested in an income tax? Why are we keeping legislators who disagree with us?

I am also very interested in a candidate who favors growth and favors less regulation on businesses to allow them to grow. For the 23rd Legislative District, position 1, Tony Stephens has caught my eye.

He favors less government all around and supports the liberty of Washingtonians and all Americans. When government seeks to limit the growth [in] towns, it also limits the growth of businesses and [supports] higher unemployment. When a government over-regulates, it prevents new businesses from opening. It prevents old businesses from expanding. This does not add to jobs or economic growth. I am proud to vote for any candidate that understands this fact.

Tony Stephens has fought hard and committed his life to the service of this country. For 20 years, he served as an infantryman in the Army. Both his sons followed in his footsteps, and both came home wounded after serving our country.

Mr. Stephens knows the cost of freedom. He knows the value of it. And he knows that it needs to be fought for in Olympia. He has spoken passionately about the need to reverse out trend toward government control, and return to the concept of personal freedom.

Tony Stephens’ volunteers wear T-shirts with a simple truth written on them: “If liberty is worth dying for, it is definitely worth voting for.” That simple message resonates with me and is why I believe Tony Stephens deserves all our votes this November.

Jennifer Rowan


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