Thank you to The Columbian for your timely series on the Columbia River Crossing ("The Big DiVide," April 20, 21 and 23). While there is room for varying opinions on the issue, I find it concerning that we have so many elected officials from my district who are politicians rather than statesmen.
I refer especially to Clark County Commissioner David Madore, who has made up his mind and seemingly does not want to be bothered by alternative views. He seems to think his only duty is to those who voted for him.
We need to be looking to the future, not the past. A new bridge that includes light rail should be part of that future.
I have lived in Clark County for 25 years but am glad to be part of the greater metropolitan area that includes Portland.
Phyllis J. Clancy