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Sen. Steve Litzow advertising himself as magic unicorn | Letter

In the August primary, the Democratic candidate for state Senate, Lisa Wellman, won by about 400 votes. Are the 41st District voters starting to see through Sen. Steve Litzow's viewpoints? He has been advertising himself as a magic unicorn — the mythical pro-choice Republican — but 98 percent of the time he voted the same as the most conservative Washington state senator.

  • Friday, October 14, 2016 2:00pm
  • Opinion

In the August primary, the Democratic candidate for state Senate, Lisa Wellman, won by about 400 votes. Are the 41st District voters starting to see through Sen. Steve Litzow’s viewpoints? He has been advertising himself as a magic unicorn — the mythical pro-choice Republican — but 98 percent of the time he voted the same as the most conservative Washington state senator.

Remember the Reproductive Parity Act, which would have ensured that women and families have access to all reproductive options through their insurance? Litzow touted support, but when it was time to vote, he was part of the group of politicians who blocked the bill.

Local races like Wellman versus Litzow are won by such small margins that every vote could make a difference. This November, vote for Lisa Wellman, a proven leader on women’s health and education.

Rozemary Scarlat

Kirkland