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The value of listening

R-Oak Harbor

I am very familiar with the 10th Legislative District. I’m a fourth-generation family farmer on Whidbey Island who has been deeply involved in our community for years, serving as a firefighter and fire commissioner, and on community and business-related boards. However, I cannot read minds – so when I became state senator, my first priority was to travel around our district to get a sense of what you believe the legislature should be doing.

We covered a lot of topics, from climate policy to transportation and the state’s response to homelessness and the affordable-housing si...


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