Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I continue to enjoy making visits throughout the district. The interim months between legislative sessions in Olympia provide me an opportunity to reconnect with constituents and answer questions about the recent legislative session.
Earlier this summer, I joined the North Central Washington Fieldman's Association for a breakfast and provided a review of this year's session. It was great meeting with them and touching base on agriculture issues. I am so grateful to all of the people who work in agriculture, maintaining our area's rich agriculture history and feeding our state and world. Did you know that the 12th District's crop value is about $1.8 billion every year?
Earlier this month, I was honored to speak to the Wenatchee Downtown Kiwanis Club. Service clubs are an excellent way for people in our communities to stay connected with each other and complete important service projects in our area. Pictured in the photo with me is Wenatchee School District Superintendent Brian Flones who kindly invited me to speak to the club. This opportunity allowed me to provide a recap of the legislative session, answer questions, and discuss the session ahead. Thank you to the Wenatchee Downtown Kiwanis for hosting me.
Late last week, I traveled to the Methow Valley and met with the Twisp Chamber of Commerce and the mayor of Twisp, Soo Ing-Moody. I provided the chamber a review of the session (see photo at left) and how legislation would affect small businesses. Ms. Moody and I met with small business owner Dan Donohue and discussed his business and our overall economy. I'm grateful for their time to meet with me and share their questions and concerns about statewide issues.
You can view more photos of my interim visits here. If you would like me to meet with your group, contact my office at the information at the bottom of this e-mail and we can set up a meeting.
The Methow and Wenatchee Valleys are among the many beautiful places in the 12th District. Sadly, these areas have seen their share of fires and mudslides caused by the recent lightning storms and flash flooding. I have been monitoring the events and keeping in touch with response officials during this time. As you may know, some residents have lost their homes due to the fires and flooding. My family continues to pray for those affected and the crews responding to these events. If you would like to learn more about the status of the response, please visit the Department of Natural Resources Web site on fire information, Twitter account dedicated to wildfire information, and stay tuned with local news reports.
Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your 12th District State Representative.
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