The Seattle Times announced in an editorial on Wednesday that it has endorsed Republican John Koster for Congress in the newly drawn 1st District.
Unlike his Democratic opponent, former Microsoft executive Suzan DelBene of Medina, The Times said Koster has "decades in elective office and public service." Koster is currently a Snohomish County Council member and served three terms in the Washington State House of Representatives.
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Washington's new 1st Congressional District stretches from Redmond to the Canadian border and includes a wide variety of communities—from the high-tech Eastside suburbs to Skagit County dairy farms. A KING 5 poll conducted last month showed Koster with a narrow four-point lead over DelBene.
In addition to political experience, The Times said Koster's "views about examining tax laws and loopholes and strengthening financial oversight" would be a positive addition to the U.S. House of Representatives.
We disagree with Koster on social issues, but in Congress right now, his fiscal viewpoint and elected experience are what’s needed.
Koster’s reputation and performance as the practical conservative who can articulate and act on those views and find common ground is needed and welcome.
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