Because of election-year restrictions, this will be my last e-mail update until December 1. You can still write, call or e-mail me with questions and requests for assistance, but you must specify that you would like a response in order for me to answer you.
I remain committed to providing information that may be of assistance to you regarding the budgets and legislation from the previous sessions and to help with state agency inquiries. You can continue to access my website for the lists of my sponsored and co-sponsored bills. Also, please know that I welcome the opportunity to speak with your students, community groups, or to schedule a time to meet personally for a cup of tea to discuss issues important to you. Just call or e-mail my office, and we will find a time that works with your schedule.
Telephone town hall
Many thanks to all of you who were able to take part in my telephone town hall Wednesday evening. We had a wonderful discussion on important issues such as the Oso mudslide, jobs and the economy, education and the environment.
In the news
I recently had the opportunity to meet with several of the media outlets that cover the 10th District. One of the papers I sat down with was the Stanwood Camano News – here's the link to the article. Also, The Everett Herald recently ran an editorial on the derelict vessel bill I worked on with the prime sponsor, Rep. Drew Hansen.
I have a number of meetings planned throughout the rest of the year. As ranking member on technology, energy and economic development issues, I welcome your input as we develop policy recommendations around such issues as energy independence and sustainability, solar and renewable production and third party leasing, data privacy issues, improving education and career opportunities and continuing my work on enhancing job creation in Washington. I am grateful for those who have already expressed a willingness to assist and provide expertise.
The Oso mudslide
Finally, as the communities in and around Oso continue to grieve and conduct recovery operations, you can stay abreast of the latest mudslide news on the Snohomish County website here. Also, the Everett Herald has a comprehensive list of how you can help here. The outpouring of prayer and support from around our state and from many of you has truly been inspiring.
Thank you so much, and as always, it is an honor to represent you.