Member/District Specific

February 19, 2021

Did somebody say “taxes”?

Dear Neighbor, We are officially one-third of the way through the 2021 legislative session and have moved from mostly spending time in committee to spending a majority of the time on the floor voting on bills. Many of my colleagues continue to work remotely; as Republican whip, I am in...
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January 22, 2021

Working to reopen Washington’s economy – SB 5114

Dear Neighbor, Week 2 of our virtual legislative session is in the books. We began the week by honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with a Senate floor resolution. I spoke on the virtual Senate floor about what he means to this country. You can listen to...
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May 01, 2020

COVID-19: Staying safe while reopening Washington’s economy

Dear neighbor, I write to you this week with mixed emotions, sadness and hope. I am sad for our family who lost a wonderful man to COVID-19. Jeff Rigelman, husband to my cousin Louise, lost his fight to the virus early this week leaving behind a hurting but united family...
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March 25, 2020

COVID-19: information and resources to keep you healthy

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Each day brings new challenges and new questions as we face a temporary new reality in the light of COVID-19. I know, the last thing you need is another voice telling you to “wash your hands”; you want meaningful information. I hope the web links throughout...
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March 06, 2020

Improving state correctional facilities

Dear Neighbor, With less than a week to go in the 2020 legislative session, I have spent countless hours on the floor of the Senate, working to protect the values of our district while balancing the needs of our great state. While it has not been easy, with what feels...
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February 07, 2020

What’s new in K-12 education?

Dear Neighbor, Greetings! Of the thousands of emails and phone calls I have received during the 2020 Legislative session, the majority have been focused on issues we are looking at in the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. My philosophy on our education system is that it should be...
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December 18, 2018

Wagoner appointed Senate Republican leader on Behavioral Health Subcommittee

Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, has been appointed as the Republican lead on the Behavioral Health Subcommittee for the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions. The newly formed Behavioral Health Subcommittee will take a closer look at mental health issues and substance use disorders affecting individuals throughout Washington state. “I look forward...
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April 06, 2018

Local lawmakers to host three town halls Saturday, April 14

Sen. Keith Wagoner and Rep. Carolyn Eslick are inviting community members to their town hall meetings on Saturday, April 14, to hear a 2018 legislative session wrap-up and provide constituents the opportunity to share opinions and ideas. The town hall meetings will take place in Monroe, Granite Falls and Sedro-Woolley....
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March 26, 2018

2018 Legislative Update

Thank you for taking time to read my newsletter about the 2018 legislative session. As your state Senator, it is important to me that I am representing you well in Olympia. For those who do not know me, I have lived in the 39th Legislative District for nearly all of...
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