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New Districts, New Staff, New Accountability

New Districts, New Staff, New Accountability

Redistricting Washington State and Spokane County

Efforts are currently underway to draw new boundaries for the state's 10 congressional and 49 legislative districts based on Census data gathered in 2020. The bipartisan Washington State Redistricting Commission is spearheading this work with its four appointed members, one from each caucus. The commissioners are tasked with proposing new maps, incorporating public input, and ...

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About Andy

Andy Billig is a proud father, businessperson and member of the Spokane community. Having previously served a term in the state House of Representatives, he was elected to the state Senate by constituents of the 3rd Legislative District in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. He was elected Majority Leader by Senate Democrats in 2018.

In the Senate, Andy continues to be an advocate for children, working families, and small businesses, putting people first in Spokane and throughout the state. He has been particularly active as a legislative leader on early learning and K-12 education. He has also led efforts to pass legislation to increase transparency and equity in our democracy.

Read Andy’s full biography here.

In the News

Spokesman Review: Spokane-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Jubilant-HollisterStier breaks ground on ‘huge’ expansion

Spokesman Review: Spokane-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Jubilant-HollisterStier breaks ground on ‘huge’ expansion

Construction began Wednesday on pharmaceutical manufacturer Jubilant HollisterStier’s $92 million expansion in Spokane that’s expected to create at least 200 new jobs. Jubilant HollisterStier makes pharmaceuticals used in the global fight against COVID-19, including vaccines and therapeutics. The company, a subsidiary ...

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NCSL: Senator and Baseball Owner Calls Plays at Statehouse and Ballpark

NCSL: Senator and Baseball Owner Calls Plays at Statehouse and Ballpark

Colleagues of Washington Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig will forgive him if he uses baseball metaphors in his speeches. Billig (D) is also a part owner of the Spokane Indians, a minor league baseball affiliate of the Colorado ...

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GSI Connect Magazine: The Legislature evolved with a new reality

GSI Connect Magazine: The Legislature evolved with a new reality

The date was March 13, 2020, and Senator Andy Billig was driving home from Olympia when he got a call saying all Washington schools were going to shut down because of COVID. It was the end of the legislative session – ...

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