(Editorial) When she came to Pullman for the Lentil Festival to talk about the Washington State Voters’ Guide a few months ago, I was impressed with Kathleen Drew.  She has got experience in enough different parts of government to do a good job as  the Washington State Secretary of State.  She was personable. She had a good clear grasp of the issues affecting the Office of the Secretary of State,  including the need to better fund the Washington State Voters’ Guide, which some call the Washington Sate  Voter’s pamphlet if you will.

Kathleen Drew Likes the Washington State Voters’ Guide

Below is an approximate transcript of the YouTube video of her via Eastern Washington Voters.

I am running for Secretary of State.  My name is Kathleen Drew. I have the background of both working in the State Senate and also working for the governor for the last six years on many important issues state wide.  In the State Senate I sponsored the ethics legislation that is still governing State employees and elected officials.  It is an important race.  When you look at what is happening across the country, we need to make sure we are not disenfranchising the poor, the elderly, the young people, and the minority voters across our state.  It is important to have a candidate that will increase voter registration and work to increase turnout.  One of the big disappoints to me this year is that the Secretary of State did not print the Primary Voters Guide. With a very complicated ballot, this discourages people from voting.  I will fund the Primary Voters pamphlet for state-wide candidates in future years as well as to support as well as to support Election Day registration and other reforms that are much needed.  It’s been a long time since we had a true progressive as Secretary of State, and I would certainly appreciate your support.

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