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I want to thank Sen. Andy Hill for the great job he is doing for the Eastside and for our state. In a time when bomb-throwing partisanship rules the day, Andy gets the job done by working with others.

For example, it has been very difficult attempting to pass state budgets in the past, but under Andy's leadership, the last state budget passed the Senate 48-1 and by an equal amount in the House. At the same time, an additional $1 billion went into our schools while college tuition did not go up for the first time in a long while.

The brilliance in Sen. Hill's style is that he makes it easy for other legislators to support his ideas. Andy concentrates on priorities that we all agree on and doesn't burden the opposition with measures that would make it hard for them to vote with him.

Andy has worked with The Governor to pass law which protects vulnerable individuals. People with disabilities no longer have to wait for years to receive services due them. This will help some 5,000 families in our state.

We need Sen. Andy Hill in Olympia to keep the new sense of open, bipartisan government alive and well in our state.

Dave McDonald, Kirkland

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