Category Archives: News Release

09 Dec
0

Shewmake sworn in as new senator

Sharon Shewmake will be first Democrat to represent 42nd District in Senate in two decades FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Dec. 9, 2022 At a ceremony in Bellingham, Sen. Sharon Shewmake (D-Bellingham) was sworn into office today by Judge Cecily Hazelrigg ...

Read More
01 Dec
0

Stanford to chair Senate Business, Financial Services, Gaming & Trade

OLYMPIA – Sen. Derek Stanford (D-Bothell) has been chosen to chair the Senate Business, Financial Services, Gaming & Trade Committee in the 2023 legislative session. “Our state has the strongest economy in the country and has been recognized as one ...

Read More
01 Dec
0

Lovelett to chair Senate Local Government, Land Use & Tribal Affairs Committee

OLYMPIA – Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes) was unanimously selected by her peers in the Senate Democratic Caucus to chair the newly formed Senate Local Government, Land Use & Tribal Affairs Committee in the 2023 legislative session. “I’m honored to assume ...

Read More
01 Dec
0

Nobles named Senate Majority Caucus Whip

Olympia– Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) was selected by her Senate colleagues to serve as Senate Majority Caucus Whip during the 2023 session. “I am both humbled and enthusiastic to have been selected by my peers to serve in this position,” ...

Read More
01 Dec
0

Nguyen to chair Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee

Olympia– Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center) was selected by the Senate Democratic Caucus to chair the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee in the 2023 legislative session. “Washington is a renowned environmental leader powered by a robust technology sector and an ...

Read More
01 Dec
0

Senate Democrats set leadership, committees ahead of 2023 session

OLYMPIA – The Senate Democratic Caucus today voted to confirm committee membership and leadership positions for the 2023 Legislative session. “Our majority caucus continues to become a more accurate reflection of the people we represent,” Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig ...

Read More
15 Nov
0

Nobles fulfills promise to investigate car tab payment options

Olympia – A report on car tab payment options is available to the public now. The Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) received legislative direction to convene a Vehicle Registration Payment Options Workgroup to analyze payment options for vehicle fees and publish ...

Read More
11 Nov
0

Billig re-elected Senate Majority Leader; Hasegawa again selected Caucus Chair

Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane) was re-elected Senate Majority Leader on Friday, a position he has held since first being selected by his colleagues for the post in November 2018. Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-Seattle) was selected Caucus Chair for the second ...

Read More
01 Nov
0

Senator fights for BIPOC homeownership—with data

A recently published Washington State report found a significant gap in homeownership among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color compared to their white community members. The report is a culmination of many months of findings from the Homeownership Disparities Work Group, ...

Read More
01 Nov
0

Nobles steers state highway safety roundtable

After a 13-year-old boy died in a fatal biking accident amid an uptick in traffic fatalities, State Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) hosted fellow transportation leaders for an advocate roundtable as part of a listening tour on improving road safety. On ...

Read More