In Washington’s 46th Legislative District, voters should elect Gerry Pollet as their state representative for position 1.

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GERRY Pollet, a strong advocate for higher education and government transparency, should be elected to another term as state representative for the 46th Legislative District Position 1.

Pollet is an environmental activist and public-health instructor at the University of Washington. The Democrat has represented the district, which includes Northeast Seattle, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore, since 2011.

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Gerry Pollet

Gerry Pollet

46th Legislative District Position No. 1

Strengths: Strong advocate for higher education and government transparency

A standout accomplishment for Pollet was his work on a new law passed this year that makes electronic-cigarette and “vape” products less accessible to youths. He hopes to expand this by taxing e-cigarettes and raising the minimum age for their use to 21. ..."

A standout accomplishment for Pollet was his work on a new law passed this year that makes electronic-cigarette and “vape” products less accessible to youths. He hopes to expand this by taxing e-cigarettes and raising the minimum age for their use to 21.

Challenger Stephanie Heart Viskovich is a Libertarian activist in the medical-marijuana industry.

Viskovich is a passionate advocate for what she calls her “canna family” of cannabis providers and users. But during a meeting with this editorial board, she lacked insight into issues such as the state’s McCleary education-funding settlement and Sound Transit 3.

Pollett is the clear choice.

The other 46th Legislative District representative, Democrat Jessyn Farrell, is running unopposed.