Dear friends, and neighbors,

It has been a big week. Between presiding over the Senate for my first time, passing legislation for our court system, to staying on the floor until past 9pm some days, we have been staying busy!

Here’s a look at how the week has been going,


Better Access to Timely Justice

I’m excited to announce that Senate Bill 5575 passed the Senate with unanimous support!

When it clears the House, the bill will add TWO new judges to the Snohomish County Superior Court. This will provide some welcome relief to our court system and more access to timely justice. Currently Snohomish County, the second fastest growing county in the state, has 15 superior court judges and more than 820,000 residents. A ratio of 1/55,000. King and Pierce County have a ratio of 1 judge for every 39,000 residents.

Great thanks to my colleagues in the Senate for their support of the people in Snohomish County. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his letter from the Birmingham Jail, “justice too long delayed is justice denied.”


Serving as the President of the Senate (temporarily)

When I was sworn into the Washington State Senate on December 15th, the last thing I thought was that

I would be presiding over the senate chamber just 29 days into session. But it happened! Last week, I was bestowed the incredible honor of serving as acting President (Deputy President Pro Tem) for nearly a whole week.

I thought the learning curve was steep but from what I hear from my colleagues, I am what they call “a natural” at it!


Please Join us for a virtual Town Hall!

I’d like to hear what’s important to you! Please join me and the rest of the 44th Legislative District delegation tomorrow, February 16th, 6-7pm via Facebook Live. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what we’re doing and to answer any questions you might have. It’s free and we are taking all the questions we can get to. To ensure your questions are answered, you can submit them ahead of time by clicking here.

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As always, my phone is always on, and my door is always open.

Honored to serve,

-Senator John Lovick

44th Legislative District