Rep. Sam Hunt

Update from Rep. Sam Hunt: MLK Day, equal pay, mental health care

January 23, 2015

Rep. Sam Hunt

Update from Rep. Sam Hunt: MLK Day, equal pay, mental health care

Dear Neighbors: The Seahawks are returning to the Super Bowl! With all the hoopla, it is hard for many to keep track of other happenings. The legislature has been in session since January 12, so we are concluding our second week of session, and our first without a Seahawks playoff game. House Democrats are still in the majority, but by a smaller 51-47 margin. Committees have been appointed and have been holding hearings and work sessions since the first day … Continue reading

Rep. Hunt’s April 4th e-newsletter

April 4, 2014

Rep. Sam Hunt

Rep. Hunt’s April 4th e-newsletter

The Oso tragedy We have all been heartbroken by the images coming from the deadly mudslide near Oso on the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Every day, the news seems more anguishing as we watch fellow Washingtonians deal with unimaginable losses. Many of us are searching for ways to assist families who have lost their homes, their property, and especially their loved ones.  Snohomish County has put together a “How To Help” webpage with links to all the places … Continue reading

Rep. Hunt & Rep. Reykdal’s joint e-newsletter

February 25, 2014

Reps. Sam Hunt and Chris Reykdal

Dear Neighbors, A large focus of this legislative session – like most sessions – is education. We have a moral obligation to give Washington students the best future possible and to do that we must fully fund education. Validating this premise, the Washington State Constitution is clear that providing a basic education is “the paramount duty” of the state. As you’ve probably heard many times, the McCleary decision has made that mandate abundantly clear. Just what is ‘McCleary’ anyway?   … Continue reading

February 19, 2014, legislative report

February 19, 2014

Rep. Sam Hunt

What have you been up to? As we pass the half-way mark of the legislative session, we also pass the deadline for House bills to pass the House and Senate bills to pass the Senate. So for the next couple weeks, the House and Senate will be working on bills from the opposite house. I often have people ask me, “What bills are you working on this year?” Seven of my prime-sponsored bills (a bill with my name listed as the … Continue reading

Veterans, voting rights & Seattle sports trivia

February 4, 2014

Rep. Sam Hunt

Veterans, voting rights & Seattle sports trivia

This busy third week of session ended on a particularly high note last week – we honored the men and women of Washington’s National Guard in both the House and Senate Friday. It’s a very moving experience to meet some of the Guard’s 8,400 citizen-soldiers and airmen who do so much for our state. Of course there was some cheering and high anticipation of the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl appearance. What a game; the Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl Champions! … Continue reading

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