Seattle - Washington Conservation Voters, the political voice for the environment, today awarded State Senator Kevin Ranker (D-40) its highest honor by naming him the 2013 "Legislator of the Year." Senator Ranker was bestowed this award for his outstanding leadership during and following the 2013 Legislative Session.
Sen. Kevin Ranker recently authored the below op-ed for the Bellingham Herald regarding an opinion issued by the Attorney General on the issue of all hospitals providing the full range of maternity care. You can also read the op-ed online by clicking here.
Sen. Ranker: “Attorney General’s opinion a victory for equal access to health care options” 8/22/2013
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released the statement below in response to the Attorney General's opinion regarding health care access provided by public hospital districts:
The two hour question and answer session will begin at 5:30 p.m. during which time Sen. Ranker hopes to cover a variety of hot topics from the 2013 legislative session such as education, the environment, health care, public safety, the budget and any other issues of concern to the community and the state.
Sen. Ranker pleased with decision to conduct comprehensive environmental impact study of proposed Cherry Point coal terminal project 7/31/2013
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released the statement below following the decision to conduct a comprehensive environmental impact study should the coal export terminal project at Cherry Point move forward:
A plan to honor fallen State Patrol Trooper Sean M. O'Connell Jr. was approved Tuesday during a meeting of the Washington State Transportation Commission in Seattle.
The WSTC approved a request from 40th legislative district legislators Sen. Kevin Ranker and Reps. Jeff Morris and Kristine Lytton to name the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge the Trooper Sean M. O'Connell Jr. Memorial Bridge.
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, was elected President on Wednesday of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) at the organization's Annual Summit in Anchorage, AK.
Formed in 1991, PNWER is a non-partisan, public-private partnership that includes Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories in Canada; and Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana in the United States. The regional partnership of 10 U.S. states and Canadian provinces works to increase the economic well-being, coordinate energy, economic and environmental strategies and enhance the competitiveness of the region. The partnership represents a combined regional GDP of $1 trillion.