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Common Ground: A solution for politics to work again

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If you’re looking for a model of the kind of leader we need in politics these days to help us reclaim and reinvigorate our ill-functioning democracy, Mary Ellen McCaffree would be a splendid choice.

At 95 years young, the former Republican state representative from Seattle has lost none of her enthusiasm or passion for making our communities and our democracy work better. She’s an outspoken advocate for the notion that we citizens need to educate ourselves, get involved and make politics work — that we have a responsibility to sustain our democracy.

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