Dear friends and neighbors,

As this busy week in Olympia comes to a close, I’m looking forward to seeing many of you this Saturday, Feb. 22 for the 5th Legislative District Town Halls. Rep. Bill Ramos and Rep. Lisa Callan from the House of Representatives and I will be hosting three different events throughout the District to talk through what we’ve been working on this session and how it will impact our community. I encourage you to join us at any of the three:

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Tahoma High School Performing Arts Center
23499 SE Tahoma Way, Maple Valley, WA 98038

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North Bend City Hall
920 SE Cedar Falls Way, North Bend, WA 98045
*Note: Sen. Mullet has a family obligation during this town hall. Reps. Ramos and Callan will still be there.*

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Blakely Hall At Issaquah Highlands
2550 NE Park Dr, Issaquah, WA 98029

You can find an event for each of these and RSVP to whichever one you’re attending on my Facebook page.

Another exciting part of this week has been the rollout of the Capital Budget in the Senate – a process which I have been fortunate enough to be involved in for a few years now. This year, three important projects in the 5th District would receive funding.

  • The Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services to renovate an emergency night shelter and increase client services like counseling and employment consultation.
  • The Issaquah School District to add new classrooms to the Early Learning Center.
  • SnoValley Kiosk to fund the Gateway to the Cascades program and complement existing tourism in North Bend, Snoqualmie, and other communities.

Funding would be given in various other places too, like the King County Emergency Search and Rescue takeover of the Raging River Quarry. While this budget still has to make its way to the House to be considered and approved, I will be working to ensure that these requests are in the final approved version on March 12.

I’ll see you in the 5th District this weekend!

Best regards,