[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law today a bill to increase community-based housing opportunities for local farmworkers in Washington. Sponsored by Sen. Liz Lovelett (D-Anacortes), Senate Bill 5396, passed with bi-partisan support, addresses a shortage of seasonal and annual farmworker housing by extending an existing sales-and-use tax exemption. The exemption will now extend to housing where at least 50% of the occupants are farmworkers and to housing used by seasonal farmworkers but also used by other occupants for parts of the year. “Farmworkers are a crucial part of our communities across the state, and we should be doing more to ensure they have access to quality housing,” said Lovelett. “I am proud to have worked with colleagues from ...Read More
About Sen. Lovelett
As a fifth generation Anacortes resident, Liz is rooted and invested in the 40th District. She has served as a community leader, championing affordable housing, water management, school construction, oil train safety, and improving lives for people in her community. She has served Anacortes as a city council member, and regionally as a board member for several organizations.
Liz is a mother, sister, and daughter of Anacortes residents. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, studying politics, environmental science and public health. She has been a small business owner and operator, and is a proud homeowner.
Read Sen. Lovelett’s full biography here.