Washington State House Democrats


Rep. Ortiz-Self’s report to the 21st Legislative District

Dear neighbors,

My first session as a legislator has come to a close and I am very pleased to have hit the ground running in Olympia. I believe I uti­lized the relationships that I’ve cultivated for years to help advance the values that we in the 21st Legislative District hold dear. I person­ally championed two key pieces of legislation regarding public educa­tion and privacy concerns, and I also co-sponsored a wide range of bills that made it to the governor’s desk.

In particular, this year marked the passage of the Dream Act, which ensures that every Washingtonian has an equal opportunity for a college education. We also continued to put the brakes on the ever-rising cost of college by capping tuition at current levels. And, in our adjustments to the K-12 budget, we dedicated an additional $58 mil­lion for our public schools for books, technology, and supplies.

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 Nieto, Lilia