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Ron Hansen: City Council #7, Shoreline

Ron Hansen has been a serious, constructive force on the Shoreline City Council for ten years. He's earned the respect of the business and development community while quietly advancing a reform agenda that is changing status quo assumptions about the city's environmental responsibilities -- in particular, for cleaning up storm water runoff. He strongly supports the Aurora Corridor Project, potentially a major improvement for mass transit and natural drainage, and has stayed on the right side of the NE 15th Street project, another environmentally sound investment. Hansen's ardent opposition to state initiative 912, which would repeal the gas tax proposed by the Legislature, also helps persuade us that Hansen, a Republican, puts practical policy well ahead of kneejerk politics.