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It might have been nice to learn a bit about Carolyn Long's reasons for wanting to represent the 3rd District, along with the incumbent's opinion of her (surprisingly it's negative). Twenty two years teaching in Vancouver isn't nothing, anyway. Besides, our current champion in the House is so committed to her constituents she votes against studying the effect of climate change on ocean levels. Doesn't matter that we are already dealing with rising waters along the coast and the Columbia River. Maybe it's time we looked for someone who is more interested in our welfare than in trotting out the old Pelosi routine, whether it is Ms. Long or another Democrat. I look forward to hearing more from all of them.

Richard Beck

Cathlamet