Locals running for state representative discuss changes they would make if elected
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Two Selah locals facing off for state representative in next week's election.
A.J. Cooper has a math and science background and said she wants to make education a priority. From what's taught in the classroom to getting local teachers the fair pay they deserve to keep them around.
"We need to make sure that our curriculum is going to be up to date and inclusive," Cooper said. "We also need to make sure that our teachers and our support staff are getting the wages that they deserve."
She also wants to work on cleaning up well water which she said is currently testing high for nitrate.
Jeremie Dufault is a Selah city council member who wants to lower taxes for locals. He wants to make sure no new unnecessary taxes are imposed like the carbon tax.
"I believe that efforts to impose an income tax or carbon tax that are coming out of Seattle should be blocked," Dufault said. "The government should operate in an open and transparent manner."
He said he also wants to protect religious freedoms and gun rights which he thinks right now are under attack in our country.
Election day is Tuesday, November 6.