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Sylvester Cann
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 46a
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Sylvester Cann was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 46a of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Cann's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Quality Education

  • Excerpt:"If we are committed to building an economy that competes on the global scale, students have to be prepared to enter a 21st century workforce with the right skills."

Jobs & Economy

  • Excerpt:"It is essential that Washington continues to attract new business, and does so in a fair and equitable way. Finding new avenues to create green jobs is one way to achieve this goal."

New Revenue

  • Excerpt:"I am willing to travel to any corner of Washington to make the case for revenue. Given accurate and complete information, I believe the people of Washington would support reasonable revenue options to help get our state of its current budget crisis and start on the road to economic recovery."

Environmental Protection

  • Excerpt:"We live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The natural amenities we have here in the Puget Sound and throughout Washington are second to none. I want to make it my job to be a responsible steward of our environment."

Transportation Choices

  • Excerpt:"Maintenance of our current roadways is proven to be a good investment. The return on investment is 6:1 for every dollar spent on road maintenance, based on a report by the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials. We must continue to invest in smart policies that will pay off in the future."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cann ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 46a. Cann was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Gerry Pollet (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 46a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerry Pollet Incumbent 65.4% 42,952
     Democratic Sylvester Cann 34.6% 22,721
Total Votes 65,673

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