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Investing in our communities

Investing in our communities

Dear friends and neighbors, In my final e-newsletter for this year, I would like to highlight some of the investments that the state will be making in neighborhood projects around our district. Many are the result of persistent and effective advocacy by individuals and nonprofits who are working hard to solve problems and help our communities thrive.

Local community investments

The legislature approved funding for several projects in our district in this year’s operating and capital budgets. As we see these take shape over the next year, we believe that they will be community assets that will create benefits for neighbors for many years to come.
  • $4 million for YouthCare’s Workforce Development Center, which will offer more housing and educational ...

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About Jamie

Jamie Pedersen grew up in Puyallup, graduated from Puyallup High School and worked at McDonald’s to help put himself through Yale College, where he studied Russian and history, and graduated summa cum laude. After spending a year living in Russia and collecting oral histories of Soviet Afghan war veterans, Jamie attended Yale Law School. He clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then returned to Seattle – and Capitol Hill – in 1995. He practiced corporate law at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates) for 17 years. Since May 2012, he has been Vice President and General Counsel at McKinstry, a Seattle-based construction and engineering firm with substantial expertise in green building.

Read Pedersen’s full biography here.

In the News

Crosscut: 7 things WA Legislature is expected to address in 2022

Crosscut: 7 things WA Legislature is expected to address in 2022

The state’s bipartisan Redistricting Commission has been a source of recurring drama the past two months. The four voting commissioners — who were charged with the once-per-decade task of redrawing the state’s political maps — eventually agreed on new lines ...

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Washington State Wire: When and why the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs changed their position on ESSB 5226

Washington State Wire: When and why the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs changed their position on ESSB 5226

At a press conference Tuesday, Sen. Jamie Pedersen (D – Seattle) said that the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) did not fully support ESSB 5226 until an amendment from Sen. Annette Cleveland (D – Vancouver) was added. ...

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Columbia Basin Herald: Police reform: Bill in Washington Legislature moves closer to finish line

Columbia Basin Herald: Police reform: Bill in Washington Legislature moves closer to finish line

The Washington state Senate passed legislation in a 27-22 vote, during a virtual debate Tuesday, to reform police tactics and equipment. The bill will now return to the House to consider the Senate’s amendments.

House Bill 1054 would ban the use ...

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