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By Morf Morford

Tacoma Daily Index

From potholes to tax rates, political candidates and issues are rarely abstract.

You might think of politicians as being isolated in their plush offices distant from the impacts of their policies and decisions, but the reality is that corridors of power, from state capitols to The White House, depends on the votes of those of us who live in neighborhoods and legislative or congressional districts.

And, again, whether we believe it or not, political offices are held by people, not that different from most of us, from our own local neighborhoods and districts.

This became even more obvious with the recent resignation of Senator Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma).

After more than two decades of service in the Washington State Legislature, Sen. Jeannie Darneille announced her retirement. Her resignation will be effective this fall and is not yet determined.

Darneille leaves the…

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