A Seattle Times editorial lambasts Denny Blaine’s State House Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (Democrat) while praising Denny Blaine’s State House Representative Eric Pettigrew (Democrat) for their stances on how to fix the state’s school system. The Seattle Times editorial said Santos along with her counterpart in the State Senate blocked even a vote on educational reform involving both teacher evaluations and charter schools.
In stopping the votes, Santos was at odds with Pettigrew who shares her Seattle district which includes Denny Blaine and the Seattle neighborhoods to the south. Pettigrew wrote a bill to add limited charter schools to the state, but it never came up for a vote even after Pettigrew spoke at a house hearing about his academic struggles while growing up with a single parent and going to school in South Central L.A.
If you have an opinion on this matter, you can click on the links above to either Santos’ or Pettigrew’s bios. Once on either of their bios you can click “email” and after adding your address you can contact your Representative. If you check the box on your email then it will go to all three of your State Representatives.