While real estate prices explode in Seattle, there is much that can be done to improve Washington’s 6th district economy via housing and construction. Currently, access to the Olympic Peninsula is limited to a few bridges, and ferries along with road infrastructure that was planned and built almost a century ago.
Today, building lots on Anderson Island can be had for less than $10,000. While prices for a lot in Pierce County start at $70,000 in suspect areas, Anderson Island property values have stagnated. In reality, Anderson Island is a Mercer Island waiting to be exploited. In fact, if Anderson Island had a floating bridge for access, property values would skyrocket. This would create Mercer Island levels of property value revenue. In addition, construction activity would explode.
Anderson Island would only be part of the plan for economic prosperity in the 6th District.
As your Congressman for the 6th District, I would submit bills that funded and created road infrastructure that connects Anderson Island, McNeil Island and Long Branch to the Dupont area. This would allow very quick travel from the Olympia metro area as well as the southern areas of McChord Field and Fort Lewis. This road infrastructure would dramatically reduce traffic flows passed the military bases and connect Bremerton metro area to Olympia and I-5.
The I-5 corridor is maxed out. Meanwhile, there is copious fresh land and economic opportunity on the Long branch Peninsula.
The Galloping Girdy twins are simply not enough.
Presently, access to Long Branch is limited to Purdy bridge that gets backed up and a road that goes through Shelton. If Long Branch had a Tacoma Bypass through Anderson and McNeil Island, the economic growth would be alarming. New interstate and bridge infrastructure would reduce travel time to Long branch to just a few minutes from I-5 instead of the 40 minute slog via the Purdy bridge.
Brodheads submitted bills that funded the Transcontinental railroad and telegraph. Our efforts during the Mexican-American war as well as epic legislation helped lead us to the fulfillment of our “Manifest Destiny!” We also have our name on the creation of the Washington Territory and copious military roads that criss-cross our great state. We even helped bring the mail service to Washington and passed land grant legislation for military veterans.
Brodheads helped make America great by establishing English-speaking rule in 1664, fighting for Independence in 1776, fighting for Manifest Destiny, and taking bullets for emancipation. It is time that we worked on opening up the 6th District for every manner of economic development.
We can no longer accept representation that is bereft of vision. We can no longer abide representatives that vote along stagnate socialist party lines, think small, and submit feel good bills that never make it out of committee. We need representatives that think huge and have historic legacies to back it up.
A statesman once said, ” Feed the horses and they will feed the chickens!” Today Democrats are socialist chickens that place blame on others for their economic failings, redistribute wealth, and stir up racial hatred and social discord. Let us be horses. Let us be the great America that we know we can be!
“Let us be horses!”
Brodheads voted yeah for legislation that built the Capitol building extension. The legislation added the West and East wings, and the Capitol building dome and library. I deserve to be there. I will continue the Brodhead legacy work and make the Puget Sound and the 6th Congressional District a dramatic economic expansion zone. We just have to believe.
The I-5 corridor is maxed out. It is clear that population growth and job creation will be in the 6th District. It is time for the state of Washington to auction off McNeil Island and work on infrastructure projects that create jobs and housing. There is no more “Lebensraum” and we must be bold.
Written by Brodhead for Congress
“Go forward and have no fear”