Experience does count

In 1998 the voters in the 44th Legislative District elected state trooper John Lovick to represent us in the Legislature. We did so on the basis of his long-time community activism and governmental experience. Our votes recognized John’s commitment to a making our district and state a better place in which to live and raise our children. It was a wise decision.

John Lovick’s voting and leadership record proves he served us ably. John served as vice chair of the House Criminal Justice Corrections Committee and was a member of the judiciary and the transportation committees. He earned respect from his legislative colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

Experience does count. That’s why so many groups of people in our district have endorsed John. These groups include: teachers, school administrators, children’s advocates, firefighters, law enforcement, labor, business, physicians and nurses.

From his service on the Mill Creek City Council to effective leadership as our state representative, John Lovick has used his experience to improve our transportation infrastructure, protect the environment, improve the quality of our schools, protect our privacy and better our health care coverage.

Let’s re-elect state Rep. John Lovick.

Mill Creek.

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