Reading the stories about the passing of Senator George McGovern, I found something that applies right here in the race for the 48th District Legislature. After retiring from politics, McGovern started a small business and wrote a great article about the experience.
In the piece, published in INC magazine, he said I “wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. Senator and later a presidential nominee. That knowledge would have made me a better legislator…” The statement reminded me of Hank Myers, a small businessman in our community for more than 30 years. He will take that experience to Olympia to help our economy, create jobs and encourage innovation.
By way of contrast, McGovern lamented “If we don't stop suing one another for every possible misfortune or alleged negligence, we are going to undermine both the health of our economy and the quality of our society.”
The choice in the 48th is between Hank Myers, a small businessman who knows how difficult it is to run a small business and comply with government regulations and taxes, and yet another lawyer promising to go to Olympia and add more regulation and taxes.
As a small businessman, a board member of a human services charity, a Redmond City Councilman, Hank has the leadership to serve the 48th District. It is exactly the experience that Senator McGovern came to value and it will serve us well with Hank Myers in Olympia.