Monthly Archives: January 2017

Lawmakers say students could pay for Republican inaction

January 25th, 2017|

On Wednesday, the Daily World of Aberdeen published an op-ed in which my 24th District seatmates, Rep. Mike Chapman and Rep. Steve Tharinger, called on Republicans to join Democrats in voting to postpone the so-called levy cliff that would force draconian cuts on K-12 schools.

You can read the full op-ed here.

Van De Wege sworn in as 24th District’s new senator

January 9th, 2017|

State Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, was sworn in today to represent the 41st Legislative District in the Senate.

Van De Wege, a five-term state representative, is one of six new Democrats in the Senate.

“Though my title has changed, my priorities have not,” Van De Wege said. “I will continue to fight for the needs of our district as well as the broader needs of our state, and will address new concerns as they emerge.”

Van De Wege will serve as the ranking member of the Senate Natural Resources Committee and will also serve on the Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development Committee.