Letter: Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler ‘works for southwest Washington’

Candidate Carolyn Long bio omits her state of long-time residency (Oregon)

Margaret Tweet
Margaret Tweet

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler works for southwest Washington. She graduated from Prairie High School, earned a degree at the University of Washington, then served as a legislative aide for Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers (Spokane). From 2007-2010 she was a Washington State Representative (18th District), then was elected to congress in southwest Washington. She lives in Clark County with her family.

Candidate for congress Carolyn Long states she grew up on the coast, and worked in the produce business, yet omits the state, Oregon. According to public records, Long and her husband bought a house in Salem, OR in 1996, then bought a new house in Salem in 2003 and are still listed as owners. In July 2017, they bought a condo in Vancouver.

Oregon plans to toll the I-5 & I-205 bridges and pushes for costly Oregon light-rail into Clark County. Rep. Herrera Beutler represents southwest Washington interests and states,

“I-5 is a federal highway, and I will continue to ensure that federal resources are available for a safe, affordable I-5 bridge across the Columbia River that reduces congestion and helps our ports and businesses move freight more efficiently,’’ Herrera Beutler has said. “Clark County residents have rejected light rail as a component of this bridge on multiple county-wide ballots, and I will respect the will of the voters.”

She sponsored legislation on the impacts of tolls that gives Washington a voice.

Rep. Herrera Beutler has a long record of solutions for southwest Washington. Details available at https://herrerabeutler.house.gov/

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