News accounts often give the impression that elected officials are partisan adversaries. While that’s true, two leaders in the state Legislature say there’s more cooperation and civil discourse than meets the eye.
Q13 Fox tv in Seattle recently talked about bipartisanship with Representative J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm and Representative Pat Sullivan, D-Covington. Sullivan is the House Majority Leader and Wilcox, the House Minority Leader.
Sullivan said lawmakers try to judge policies over personalities while Wilcox said the Legislature, while an emotional environment, is “like being in a big family.” One where arguments occasionally can happen.
Watch the interview here.