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Experience Over Origin for WW Co. Sheriff

 


Dear Editor,

“He’s not from here.” “He didn’t go to Wa-Hi.” “He doesn’t even have a 509-area code.” “I don’t know him, so I’m not voting for him.” These are all comments I’ve seen on social media or heard in public sphere regarding Mark Crider and the current race for Sheriff. The insinuation is that since Mark wasn’t born here, didn’t attend local schools, and has a different phone number, he isn’t capable of being our next Sheriff. As an immigrant by way of the United Kingdom, I find this way of thinking ridiculous. The idea that somebody who wasn’t bor...



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