State legislators representing the 40th and 42nd legislative districts released a letter today to the Whatcom County Executive and Council with information on available state resources to support the county’s Justice Implementation Plan. The legislators thanked the county for its work on the draft plan and expressed a commitment to partnership with the county from the state level. The policies and budgets passed in the 2023 legislative session align with many of the projects outlined in the county’s draft justice plan, and funding is available from the state to support many of the county’s priorities, as described in the letter. Specific items in the county’s plan that were addressed by the state Legislature this year include addressing workforce shortages for ...Read More
Sen. Sharon Shewmake was sworn into office on Dec. 9, 2022 and is the first Democrat to represent the 42nd District in two decades. She serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and on the Senate Housing Committee and the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee.
Read Sharon’s full biography here.
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