Letters

I am supporting Cyrus Habib for Lieutenant Governor of the state of Washington. I have known Cyrus for three years and have talked with him numerous times. Each time, I have come away feeling inspired and uplifted. He is smart and passionate about making Washington a dynamic, forward-moving state.

For 35 years, I have been a parent and public school teacher in Washington. During that time I have looked for candidates who will support students and teachers by providing the resources needed for achievement at high levels, making education equitable and accessible to all students, and by fully funding our schools. Cyrus Habib is that candidate. He has an unwavering commitment to public education and all of the opportunities that it provides.

Cyrus possesses an amazing array of gifts. Although he became blind as a child, he went on to become a Yale-educated attorney and law professor, state representative, state senator and now a candidate for lieutenant governor.

As I watched the debate last week, it was so clear to me that Cyrus is the only candidate running who has a real and clear vision for this office and our state. While most candidates spoke in generalities, Cyrus had specific examples of how he would make the office relevant, not just a ceremonial position.

Cyrus will bring a vibrancy of new ideas to the Office of Lieutenant Governor to make our state better for all of us. I am voting for Cyrus Habib. I urge you to do the same.

Valerie Vanderport

Everett

Talk to us

> Give us your news tips.

> Send us a letter to the editor.

> More Herald contact information.

More in Opinion

toon
Editorial cartoons for Thursday, June 20

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

EMBARGO: No electronic distribution, Web posting or street sales before WEDNESDAY 3:01 A.M. ET, Feb. 28, 2024. No exceptions for any reasons. EMBARGO set by source. FILE — An AR-15 style firearm at Clark Brothers Gun Shop in Warrenton, Va., Feb. 25, 2018. The Supreme Court will soon hear arguments about a bump stock ban, a Trump administration rule put in place after the Las Vegas massacre. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)
Editorial: U.S. Supreme Court ‘ducks’ reason on bump stocks

The majority defies common sense and ignores potential violence to rule against a regulatory agency.

Burke: Ask your doctor if dancing drug ads are right for you

Shouldn’t drug companies be spending more money on research — and cheaper drugs — than advertising?

Tufekci: Boeing titanium problem shows risks of outsourcing

Boeing’s sale of what became Spirit Aerosystems has meant less oversight of its material and labor.

Stephens: Capitalism has gone off rails, replaced by populism

The increase in interest rates has hit the middle class, especially those with credit card debt, hardest.

Friedman: U.S. should stop aiding Israel’s failures in Gaza

If the current Israeli government remains in power it will find itself in a regional and more devastating war.

Father's Day is a holiday of honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society.
Editorial: Men, boys could use a little help to be better men

The work of fathers could be aided by a state commission focused on the issues of boys and men.

The City of Everett is set to purchase two single sidewalk restrooms from Romtec, a company based in Roseburg, Ore., for $315,000. (Romtec)
Editorial: Utilitarian but sturdy restrooms should be a relief

Everett is placing four stalls downtown that should be accessible but less prone to problems.

Artist Natalie Niblack works amongst her project entitled “33 Birds / Three Degrees” during the setup for Exploring The Edge at Schack Art Center on Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Everett, Washington. The paintings feature motion-activated speakers that play each bird’s unique call. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Editorial: For 50 years Schack Art Center there for creation

The art center is more art studio than museum, supporting artists and fostering creativity in kids.

Blow: Juneteenth marked end to slavery; freedom’s taken longer

For most ‘freed’ slaves, emancipation came with strings that tied them to their work and former masters.

Krugman: Trading income tax for tariffs Trump’s terrible idea

But what’s worse is Republicans’ toadying support that defends it with a laughable conspiracy theory.

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.