Shawn Bunney, Republican candidate for Pierce County Executive, has mounted an election campaign based on falsity, aimed at diverting independent voters from an accurate understanding of the county‚Äôs sluggish progress in improving local transportation. Bunney‚Äôs recent TV spot denounces ‚Äúa lack of leadership‚Äù as the reason for mired transportation projects. Incredibly, Bunney, as a Pierce County Council member, has been the chairman of the Regional Transportation Investment District for the last three years. During this period, Bunney has been responsible for obstructing coordinated road construction in Pierce County and in the entire Puget Sound region.
I have to wonder at RTID‚Äôs lack of judgment in electing a chairman who would decry his own lack of leadership in transportation. I urge the voters of Pierce County to pass on Bunney, and to leave his name unranked on the November ballot.
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