If you live in the 34th District, I urge you to contact both Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock and share your knowledge and your concerns about the airport.
It is a sad fact that most of our state politicians know very little about the problems that beset residents of our region and could care even less. It is our job to educate them and strongly encourage them to make the airport an important part of their agenda both during their campaigns and after they win.
Said it before, say it again: Sea-Tac Airport is a chronic problem for our area. It will never go away; it can only be managed. But to do that, we need a coalition of politicians at the State level to help alter the unfair balance of power that the Port Of Seattle currently has over our communities. And the only way to do that is the old-fashioned way: one election at a time.
Unfortunately, this long-term strategy is something our city councils simply do not understand. Instead, they hope our problems of noise, pollution and deteriorating quality of life can be solved like an acute illness, either by the SAMP or help from some ‘higher power’ or via some other short term (cough) ‘negotiation’. This is ridiculous.
We have to get in the habit of thinking long-term. Even if our electeds do not.
Please contact the candidates and do what you can to get them on board.