Marilyn Rasmussen, as state senator, vigorously defended the rights and interests of the residents of Pierce County. During the many years fighting the LeMay-Sutherland garbage dump, she – unlike Piece County and Tacoma governing bodies and agencies – did not come under the influence of the LeMay garbage monopoly’s unlimited monetary contributions. Unfortunately, the LeMay-Sutherland dump is established and will become another LeMay Superfund site, poisoning the water of many tens of thousands.
I wrote a letter to state Rep. Jim McCune, expressing my concern about such destructive activities as the LeMay-Sutherland dump, and hoped for some response to indicate that he would actively work to preserve our water and land for future generations. I received back hyperpolitical publications that were absolutely antiscience and certainly lacking any intelligent consideration of an environment in peril.
I feel Pierce County would be ill-served by Rep. McCune being elected to the County Council. He seems very willing to sacrifice our water and land to benefit the very few, and has little compassion and a very shallow understanding of the needs of the majority.