Laura Faraci: Kudos for voting conscience, not party

By Signal Contributor

Last update: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

I commend Republican state Sen. Scott Wilk for working with Democrat state Sen. Henry Stern on Senate Bill 57 (“Aliso, Cemex issues unite senators,” Feb 6 in The Signal).

In this time when too many politicians are voting strictly on party lines rather than for what is right and just, Sen. Wilk showed courage in reaching across the aisle.

He did what is in the best interest of his constituents and our environment. I hope our other Santa Clarita representatives take note and realize that they, too, will have support from both parties if they vote thoughtfully with their conscience instead of automatically with their party.

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Laura Faraci: Kudos for voting conscience, not party

Scott Wilk took the oath of office as the new Republican senator from the 21st District on Dec. 5. Courtesy photo

I commend Republican state Sen. Scott Wilk for working with Democrat state Sen. Henry Stern on Senate Bill 57 (“Aliso, Cemex issues unite senators,” Feb 6 in The Signal).

In this time when too many politicians are voting strictly on party lines rather than for what is right and just, Sen. Wilk showed courage in reaching across the aisle.

He did what is in the best interest of his constituents and our environment. I hope our other Santa Clarita representatives take note and realize that they, too, will have support from both parties if they vote thoughtfully with their conscience instead of automatically with their party.

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  • Gil Mertz

    Not surprised it would be a Republican crossing over. Democrats define bi-partisanship as “Give me 100% of everything I want”

    • Sloan Norwich

      I love the smell of I R O N Y in the morning

      • Gil Mertz

        No one wants to know what you’re smelling when you get up in the morning, Sloan. TMI.

  • lois eisenberg

    Too many politicians are voting strictly on party lines rather than for what is right and just,
    which is not “conforming to a standard of right behavior.”

  • Shorehon

    My sentiments exactly! Kudos!

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