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Spokesman Review
June 13, 2016: Washington offers free hunting licenses to national, state guard

Centralia Chronicle
June 10, 2016: State Rep. Brian Blake to Serve on Multi-State Fisheries Panel

Aberdeen Daily World
Jun 8. 2016: Blake appointed to fisheries task force

KXRO
June 8, 2016: Rep. Brian Blake representing Washington fishing

Grays Harbor Daily world
June 8, 2016: Blake appointed to fisheries task force

Daily News
May 27, 2016: Friday free form

Daily Astorian

May 24, 2016: Landslide severs road to idyllic Willapa Hills valley

Chinook Observer

May 17, 2016: Cut off: Landslide severs road to idyllic Willapa Hills valley

May 17, 2016: Blake, Takko unmoved by EPA-funded lobbying

May 10, 2016: Legislators urged to keep marinas in mind

Centralia Chronicle
Apr 15, 2016: 20th, 19th District Lawmakers Address Lewis Economic Development Council

Chinook Observer
Apr 5, 2016: Can it be saved? County’s northwest neighborhoods could be doomed by erosion

Daily News
Apr 1, 2016: School levy reform looms over lawmakers — for next session

Mar 24, 2016: Here’s what people said

Chinook Observer
Mar 8, 2016: Mayor’s Corner: Looking beyond central core to enhance all of Long Beach

Centralia Chronicle
Feb 24, 2016: TransAlta Tax Break Bill More About Community Than Company, Braun Says

Feb 12, 2016: Braun’s TransAlta Tax Break Bill Passes Senate

Daily News
Feb 8, 2016: Hunters’ group honors Takko and Blake

Dispatch

Feb 5, 2016: Unhappiness in WDFW-public relations

Centralia Chronicle
Feb 4, 2016: Lawmakers Consider Bills for TransAlta Tax Break
Feb 4, 2016: Bill Providing Tax Breaks for Cross-Laminated Timber Businesses Passes Committee

Spokesman Review
Feb 2, 2016: Lawmakers asked to join call to return salmon to upper Columbia River

Aberdeen Daily World
Jan 30, 2016: Seven years for woman charged with selling meth in Grays Harbor

Centralia Chronicle
Jan 28, 2016: Work Group Participation Bill

KXLY
Jan 28, 2016: Lawmakers push for home cultivation of marijuana

Centralia Chronicle
Jan 27, 2016: Lawmakers Hear From Citizens Asking for Leadership Positions on Elk Hoof Disease, Wildlife Workgroups

Columbian
Jan 21, 2016: Legislation would alter fish, wildlife advisory group leadership

Hemp News
Jan 21, 2016: Washington: Adult Home Grow Bill Would Allow Up To 6 Plants

Daily News
Jan 20, 2016: Editorial: Election year politics in full swing

Aberdeen Daily World
Jan 19, 2016: Rep. Blake looks to reinstate drug deal enhancement legislation

Centralia Chronicle
Jan 15, 2016: Fireworks Industry Speaks Against Proposed Bill to Prohibit Fireworks, Outdoor Burning in 2016

KXRO
Jan 15, 2016: Takko and Blake inducted into Hunters Heritage Council Hall of Fame

Daily News
Jan 9, 2016: Legislators expect school funding to dominate upcoming session

Capital Press
Jan 7, 2016: Agriculture committee chairmen thinking about manure and wildfires

Aberdeen Daily World
Jan 6, 2016: Legislators talk 2016 session during sendoff

Centralia Chronicle
Jan 5, 2016: Our Views: 19th District Lawmakers on the Right Track

Aberdeen Daily World
Jan 2, 2016: Coastal Caucus lawmakers busy as session approaches

Biography

Brian Blake represents the 19th District, including all of Wahkiakum and Pacific counties, and parts of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor and Lewis counties.

Brian was a logger for ten years before he became an environmental specialist for the Department of Corrections. He is a current member of the Coastal Harvest board, a food-bank distribution center, and is on the board of the Lower Columbia Community Action Program. He was also active in the community through his previous involvement in the Citizens for Washington Wildlife.

His legislative priorities are family wage jobs, education, and sound agriculture and natural resources policy.

Brian was recently named Legislator of the Year by the State Farm Bureau for his many accomplishments, including:

  • Legislation to keep local biomass facilities open, preserving hundreds of jobs.
  • Securing funding for local retraining programs for displaced workers and soldiers returning home.
  • Getting $425,000 to add more lights to the Chehalis River Bridge to make it safer and end the long battle between the state and the city of Aberdeen over who foots the bill.Brian’s ancestors settled in Southwest Washington before statehood. He is a hunter, fisherman, and advocate for public access to public lands.

Brian has been in office since 2002.

PERSONAL
Resident of Aberdeen. Married to Debra Thomas-Blake.

EDUCATION
Aberdeen High School
A. S. Forestry, Grays Harbor C.C.
B. S. Environmental Studies, TESC

EMPLOYMENT
10 years logging, Contract Forester for Weyerhaeuser Co.
3 years Environmental Specialist III, Dept. of Corrections

ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS & ORGANIZATIONS
Joint Legislative Committee on Water Supply during Drought
Electron Dam Salmon Passage Work Group
Recreation on State Trust Lands Work Group
Council of State Governments – WEST Legislative Council on River Governance
Western Legislative Forestry Task Force
Coastal Caucus
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Board member, Coastal Harvest Food-bank Distribution Center
Board member, Lower Columbia Community Action Program

PUBLIC SERVICE
Citizen activist lobbying for access to our natural heritage.

YEARS IN THE HOUSE
Since 2002

Newsfeed

  • Premera will continue offering health plans in Grays Harbor | News - June 19, 2017
    OLYMPIA—Earlier today, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) announced that Premera Blue Cross has decided to continue offering individual health plans in Grays Harbor County in 2018. The plans will be offered through the Health Benefit Exchange, where consumers... READ MORE
  • Legislature passes bill to help forest landowners improve fish habitat | News - April 18, 2017
    OLYMPIA—A bipartisan measure that will streamline a process for opening new habitat for endangered salmon and other aquatic species has been sent to Governor Inslee.  House Bill 1275, sponsored by Rep. Brian Blake (D-Aberdeen) passed both chambers with unanimous support.... READ MORE
  • Blake’s 4/18/17 Update: Helping Service Members / Protecting Vulnerable People / Naselle Youth Camp / Farewell to Sarah | News - April 18, 2017
    Dear neighbors, This is the last week of the 2017 legislative session. At this point, much of our time on the Floor is spent voting on concurrences. Bills that are passed out of the House and are then amended and... READ MORE
  • Blake’s 4/10/17 Update: Capital Budget / Free Park Days / Internet Privacy | News - April 10, 2017
    Dear neighbors, We’re on the final stretch of this legislative session, which means we’re spending a lot of time on the Floor debating and passing bills. As you probably know from stories in the news, the big question continues to... READ MORE
  • Blake’s 4/3/2017 Update: Listen to Call / Jobs & Free Tuition / Serious Break / Flipping System | News - April 3, 2017
    19th LD Telephone Town Hall I enjoyed holding a telephone town hall with Sen. Dean Takko last week and I want to thank everyone who listened in and asked questions. We got a wide range of questions, from inquiries about... READ MORE

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    District Address:

    1329 Broadway Street, Suite 205
    Longview, WA 98632
    360-353-5241

    Olympia Address:

    LEG 437A
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7870
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    Dawn Thomas
    Email: Dawn.Thomas@leg.wa.gov

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