Dear friends and neighbors –

We’ve passed the halfway point of the legislative session! I’m happy to report that I’ve passed eight bills through the Senate which are now making their way through the process over in the House. I’ve got legislation moving on subjects as diverse as affordable housing and ADUs, expanding clean and green manufacturing, supporting our cannabis and beef industries, helping fund bike and pedestrian infrastructure, and more. It’s exciting to get to work on a whole bunch of different issues.

Now, we’re holding hearings on bills that the House passed over to us here in the Senate, including some great bills from my seatmates Rep. Alicia Rule and Rep. Joe Timmons. Rep. Rule has legislation on economic development and ending student homelessness, and Rep. Timmons has a bunch of good proposals on education and student’s rights, college student loan affordability, water rights, and more. I’m excited to see these bills move through the process over here.

Reminder about our upcoming town hall!


I wanted to send one more reminder about how town hall meeting. It’ll be this Saturday at Ferndale High School, and I’m looking forward to hearing your questions and your input on the big issues we’re working on this session like affordable housing, public safety, funding education, and more!

WHO: Sen. Sharon Shewmake, Rep. Alicia Rule, Rep. Joe Timmons, and hopefully you!

WHAT: 42nd Legislative District town hall meeting

WHEN: Saturday, March 18 from 1-2 p.m.

WHERE: Ferndale High School, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr., Ferndale, WA 98248

You can also submit questions in advance here:

If you can’t attend the town hall, you can always reach me at – I’d be happy to hear from you over email as well.

Next week, we’re beginning the process of presenting our operating, capital, and transportation budget proposals. I’m on the team that negotiates and writes our Senate transportation budget proposal, so I have the chance to help decide what projects get funded, how we allocate our resources to help folks get around safely and quickly, and how we can make our transportation system more sustainable and better for the environment. I’m excited to be able to tell you soon about what we have planned – stay tuned!

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope to see you Saturday!



Sen. Sharon Shewmake