Vote for Roger Goodman | Letter
November 1, 2012 · Updated 4:30 PM
Roger Goodman, State Representative of the 45th Legislative District was recently given a national award by MADD for “Legislator of the Year” for his legislation that requires that ignition interlock devices be installed on cars of convicted drunk drivers.
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers noted that interlock devices reduce highway deaths from drunk driving by 20 percent. They called Washington’s law a model for the other 49 states.
Despite Goodman’s great service to our state, Joel Hussey, his Republican challenger, has made accusations in TV ads and in unidentified robo-calls that Mr. Goodman “sponsored a bill that lightens penalties on drunk drivers and will cost millions because it violates federal funding standards.” Both accusations are completely false. Would MADD award its “legislator of the year” to someone who weakened penalties on drunk drivers? Look up the facts. Re-elect Rep. Goodman.
Jeanne Large, Kirkland