For Immediate Release: February 22, 2018 Contact: Connie FitzPatrick, 253-432-4213 Connie FitzPatrick challenges Jesse Young “We deserve better,” says Navy Veteran, Small Business Owner and Mom as she launches run for State Representative in 26th District GIG HARBOR- Connie FitzPatrick, Gig Harbor mom and small business owner is challenging hard line conservative Jesse Young for … Continued
“As a third generation Navy Veteran, small business owner, and PTA mom, I’ve dedicated my life to service. I am running for State Representative to continue that service by bringing community-minded leadership back to Olympia. As a candidate and as a legislator I pledge to listen, respect differences of opinion, and work for positive, lasting change.”
Standing up for Students, Veterans and Families
A native of Port Orchard and graduate of South Kitsap High School, Connie is now a PTA mom with a son attending school in the district. She will fight to keep our schools strong by ensuring they are fully funded, and students have access to affordable higher education, skills and career training, and apprenticeship programs. As a Veteran, she knows the importance of providing services for military families and will demand quality, affordable health care and mental health services for every Washington resident.
Reducing Transportation Costs:
South Sound and Kitsap County families face many challenges caused by growth and the high cost of commuting. Connie understands these stresses because she personally experiences them. She will bring more equity to our transportation policies by finding cost-reducing solutions for working people and making sure projects are completed on time and with more efficiency.
Demanding More from Our Leaders:
There is a real difference in this race: Connie’s opponent is an ideological partisan who has taken extreme votes against the needs of kids and our economy, and has been investigated for improper behavior in his office. Connie will restore the moral and ethical balance and put the needs of families over partisan political gain.