Served her district well

I would like to follow up on The Herald editorial board’s Dec. 6 editorial regarding the resignation of Rep. Renee Radcliff (Republican) from the state Legislature. I served the past two years representing the 44th District (Democrat) on the “other side of the aisle” from Rep. Radcliff. We all experienced more than the usual challenges due to the 49-49 tie in the state house. It is always difficult to get beyond the “us” from “them” perception to work instead for the betterment of the citizens and the state of Washington.

Rep. Radcliff was able to move beyond the barrier of party lines by listening and then communicating her position in an open, honest manner. As a freshman legislator it was a style of doing business that I noticed repeatedly. The citizens of District 21 were well served by Rep. Radcliff and I hope her successor will continue the spirit of cooperation she consistently displayed during her tenure on the state Legislature.

State Representative District 44

Mill Creek

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