Rep. Goodman's award deserved
October 29, 2012 · 9:08 AM
Roger Goodman, our state Representative of the 45th Legislative District recently received a national award from MADD for “Legislator of the Year” for his legislation that requires ignition interlock devices be installed on cars of convicted drunk drivers. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers noted that studies have shown these devices reduce highway deaths from drunk driving by 20 percent and called Washington’s law a model for the other 49 states.
Despite Goodman's great service to our state, Joel Hussey, his Republican challenger, has made accusations that Goodman “sponsored a bill that lightens penalties on drunk drivers and will cost millions because it violates federal funding standards.” Both accusations are completely false.
Would MADD award its legislator of the year to a legislator who weakened penalties on drunk drivers? These accusations are featured both in cable TV ads and in unidentified robo-calls made to voters in the district.
Look up the facts. Trust and truth go hand-in-hand.
Sandy R. Hargraves, Sammamish