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Wellman to lead Senate Education Committee in 2019

Wellman to lead Senate Education Committee in 2019

OLYMPIA – Sen. Lisa Wellman (D-Mercer Island) will retain her role as chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee when the Senate convenes for the 2019 legislative session. Wellman, a former educator, was first chosen by her colleagues in 2018 to lead the committee responsible for crafting policy that affects more than 1.1 million school-aged children in the ...

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Wellman honored for her work supporting the arts

Wellman honored for her work supporting the arts

OLYMPIA – State Senator Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, has been recognized for her leadership and support of arts and cultural heritage in Washington state. Wellman received the 2018 Cultural Advocacy Award from the Washington State Arts Alliance in Olympia this week as senators returned to the capitol for Assembly Committee Days. During her tech career, Lisa headed the creative markets for ...

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Wellman honored by state's principals

Wellman honored by state's principals

Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, was honored by the state's school principals for her leadership at the state level. The Torch of Leadership Award honors individuals serving in the Washington state government who have demonstrated outstanding support of principals. The award was established in 2009.

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Wellman speaks in support of Career Connect Washington

Wellman speaks in support of Career Connect Washington

Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, spoke at the Career Connect Washington kickoff in Renton on Thursday. Wellman, chair of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, voiced her support for connecting Washington's 1.1 million students with real work experience. Career Connect Washington is an initiative that brings government and the private sector together to offer programs that allow students to ...

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Wellman talks with Q13 about mental health resources in schools

Wellman talks with Q13 about mental health resources in schools

Sen. Lisa Wellman recently sat down with Q13 reporter Hana Kim to discuss work on a comprehensive safety package for schools, including an emphasis on mental health resources.

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Wellman on school safety in Seattle Times

Wellman on school safety in Seattle Times

Sen. Lisa Wellman, chair of the Senate Education Committee, recently wrote an op-ed for the Seattle Times outlining school safety priorities Democrats plan to pursue in 2019: As a new school year begins, one issue remains high on every parent’s mind — keeping our kids safe.

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Wellman discusses 'Keep Washington Working' legislation

Wellman discusses 'Keep Washington Working' legislation

Sen. Lisa Wellman, D- Mercer Island, recently sat down with Stephan Cox of Indivisible Washington to discuss her legislation to protect our economy from reckless federal immigration policies. Listen to the full interview here.

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Senators: Treatment of asylum seekers is inhumane, deplorable

Senators: Treatment of asylum seekers is inhumane, deplorable

OLYMPIA – State Senators Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, and Bob Hasegawa, D-Seattle, issued the following statement regarding asylum-seekers who were separated from their children and recently moved to a Bureau of Prisons detention center in SeaTac: “We condemn the treatment of these mothers separated from their children and currently being held here in SeaTac. The Trump administration’s new family separation policy ...

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Wellman’s statewide tour to focus on school safety

Wellman’s statewide tour to focus on school safety

OLYMPIA – Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, began a tour of all nine Educational Service Districts in the state on Monday to meet with educators and discuss strategies to improve school safety, student outcomes and digital parity. Wellman, chair of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, met with school officials in Pasco Monday. Over the next two weeks, she ...

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Wellman to serve on new Washington State Women’s Commission

Wellman to serve on new Washington State Women’s Commission

OLYMPIA – Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, has been appointed to the newly established Washington State Women’s Commission. Created with the passage of House Bill 2759 during the 2018 legislative session, the commission will focus on solutions to address inequality for women in the workplace and in society overall. “It’s a true honor to be selected to work with my colleagues ...

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