We’re just one week away from the start of the 2023 Legislative Session! We have accomplished so much for Washington families, and I am excited to continue that work as your senator.
Here is what I’ll be focusing on when I return to Olympia:
Increasing access to basic human needs
Keeping our population healthy and safe requires investment and innovation to broaden access to basic human needs. Whether that is for young adults leaving the foster care system or finding ways to supplement phased-out pandemic benefits, I plan to ensure that all Washingtonians are finding the support they need.
Keeping our communities safe
Every Washingtonian deserves to live in a safe community. As the chair of the Human Services committee, it is my obligation to ensure everyone, no matter what phase of life they are in, has that protection.
That includes everything from supporting minors and young adults in the child welfare system to ensuring incarcerated people have the tools and skills they need as they re-enter their communities.
I am committed to improving the lives of Washington families. During my time as your senator, I have worked to improve and expand access to childcare and early learning services, as well as increase resources and support for K-12 education. I will continue that work in the upcoming legislative session.
We are better when we work together. If you are passionate about change in your community, I encourage you to get involved:
· Learn how a bill becomes a law.
· Find legislation on the issues important to you.
· Watch broadcasts and archived videos of your democracy in action.
· Testify before legislative committees remotely or in person.
· Reach out to my office. You can also call the Legislative Hotline at 1.800.562.6000.
Meet Team Wilson:
There are some new faces around the office!
I am thrilled to welcome Marshall Casebeer to the team as my new Legislative Assistant. He will be one of the first faces you’ll see or voices you’ll hear if you contact my office.
Marshall is not new to the Legislature; he previously interned for the Senate.
He is passionate about education, affordable housing and accountability throughout our systems. Learn more about him here.
I also have a new Communications Specialist: Erin Hut. Erin is a former journalist who has spent the last several years covering politics and the legislature.
She is here to help me stay in contact with you and make sure you know what I’m working on when I’m in Olympia.
I’m looking forward to all that we will accomplish in the next few months. I wish you and your families all the best as we enter the new year.
Senator, Legislative District 30
Assistant Majority Caucus Whip