Sen. Steve Litzow. Contributed photo

Disappointed with Litzow’s voting record | Letter

In our last election, he touted himself to be "the education candidate," but is 41st District Republican state Sen. Steve Litzow really good for public education?

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:00pm
  • Opinion

In our last election, he touted himself to be “the education candidate,” but is 41st District Republican state Sen. Steve Litzow really good for public education?

After checking his voting record, I was disappointed to see that he voted to delay class size restrictions, sponsored a bill to use test scores to evaluate teachers, and sponsored a bill for charter schools that actually drain resources from our public schools, while joining other Republicans in “kicking the can down the road” on the mandate for our state Legislature to fully fund education.

I believed him last time, but now he has become the last Republican this former Independent will ever vote for. Our public education system will determine our state’s future economic viability and it is time to get serious about fixing it.

Lisa Wellman will work hard to improve education and fulfill the state’s obligation to adequately fund all districts.

Barbara Eisenstein

Bellevue