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Elizabeth Scott Files For 39th District State Representative, Position 2


June 18, 2012

With the announcement of longtime Senator Val Stevens' retirement from the Washington State Senate, and State Representative Kirk Pearson's intention to run for her open seat, Monroe resident Elizabeth Scott has announced and filed to run for the open state house seat vacated by Pearson.

Scott, a lifelong educator who has taught English at both community college and K-12 grade levels, is excited to be running for the State House from the 39th legislative district (position 2), and looks forward to hearing citizens' concerns on the campaign trail as well as to implementing critical reforms once elected to get state government back on track.

“Doorbelling households will be critical, and I am excited to be talking with citizens about what concerns them most, and how I can help set Olympia straight.” said Scott, who has now doorbelled nearly 1,000 homes. “I plan on canvassing the entire district to listen to people's concerns.”

Scott is running on a platform of creating jobs, fiscal responsibility in government, and making our public schools more effective. “I will work hard to spur job creation through low business taxes, and to create a climate that attracts new employers. To make sure businesses have qualified workers, I will fight for the right of every student to have a quality education, starting with the strengthening of our public schools. I will also support a return to the 'Priorities of Government' budget model to control spending in Olympia.”

Scott, a Republican, is off to a quick start, having announced on Facebook on March 30, and having announced in person at the Skagit and Snohomish County GOP conventions the next day. She has officially filed with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission and raised more than $17,000. Scott has also earned early endorsements from key people across the district, including State Senator Val Stevens, Snohomish County Councilman John Koster, Arlington City Councilmen Ken Klein and Steve Baker, Sedro-Woolley Councilman Kevin Loy, Ed and Roxanne Husmann of Ed's Apples in Sultan, and Adrian Taylor of Ben Franklin in Monroe, to name a few.

“It's an honor to have such strong early support from across the district,” said Scott. “I am proud to be endorsed by key business leaders, local elected officials, and many engaged citizens. I believe my background qualifies me to go to Olympia and make a difference, and I am excited to win the hearts and minds of the citizens of the 39th district! With the challenges our State faces, and the importance of education as an integral part of the solution, it makes perfect economic sense to send an experienced teacher to Olympia.”

In addition to teaching, Scott has experience farming 80 acres of land on her family's farm, and a longstanding commitment to serve her community—volunteering in elementary school classes, judging High School debate tournaments and serving through the YWCA.

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