March 15, 2016, was a great day for the toll payers using the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
On that date Judy Clibborn (D-41st), Chair of the House Transportation Committee, came before the Transportation Commission in Olympia to accept a “thank you” from them for her hard work in securing $2,500,000 in gas tax revenue to prevent the tolls on the bridge from being raised yet again. There were big smiles and accolades all-around the table except for the one person who single-handedly made it all happen—26th District Representative Jesse Young (R)!
As a member of the Citizen Advisory Commission appointed by the Governor, I personally watched Jesse work behind the curtain, nonstop, throughout the legislative session, working both sides of the aisle to create a fair and equitable state contribution to help us with skyrocketing toll rates.
The $2.5 million was a onetime contribution, so we need to make sure that Jesse Young gets back to Olympia this year to continue the great work he initiated last year. He deserves our thanks and our vote this November.