Constituents of Seattle’s 43rd District packed every pew in Harvard Ave’s First Baptist Churchand half the choir-lofts for a town hall meeting on Saturday.
“This is the biggest crowd in our history, let’s say a thousand people,” said Speaker of the House Frank Chopp.
Sen. Jamie Pedersen and Rep. Nicole Macri joined Chopp to discuss the most recent legislative session outcomes in Olympia. Moderator Maxima Patashnik shared questions on carbon tax, education and gun violence protection among the chief concerns from the crowd. Armed with good news and plenty of reasons for the bad, the Democratic lawmakers addressed state gun violence protection measures first.