OLYMPIA—If you live in the 44th legislative district, your elected officials are inviting you to catch up with them in your neighborhood. Sen. Steve Hobbs (D-Lake Stevens), Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek), and Rep. Jared Mead (D-Mill Creek) will answer your questions about what they’re working on in Olympia.
Join them for a town hall on Saturday, February 22nd from 9:30-10:30am at the Lake Stevens Senior Center (2302 Soper Hill Road). This is your chance to learn about the legislation they’re sponsoring and the issues that impact your life. Drop by to ask a question or leave a comment about their bills.
Don’t know what’s going on this session? Here’s a quick update on what your members have been doing.
Rep. Lovick is keeping families safer through legislation to protect the sanctity of school zones, playgrounds, and crosswalks. As former Snohomish County Sheriff, he is also advocating for legislation to better investigate the use of deadly force. Lovick is Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore, and he serves on the Human Services & Early Learning, Public Safety, Rules, and Transportation committees.
Rep. Mead is focusing on the economy and transportation. He’s introduced legislation to strengthen our local aerospace industry (House Bill 2121) and hospitality businesses (House Bill 1556). As a member of the House Transportation Committee, he’s focused on new ideas and new infrastructure funding for south Snohomish County to make it easier for people to get where they need to go. This month, his legislation on creating a market for recyclable products (House Bill 2772) passed the House on a bipartisan vote—and if it becomes law, it would be the first in the nation of its kind.
Sen. Hobbs is chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and has long worked to prioritize transportation and infrastructure investments across the state and throughout Snohomish County. As a veteran and member of the National Guard, he also is a strong advocate for Washington’s military families. Hobbs chairs the Transportation Committee and also serves on the Environment, Energy & Technology and Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade committees.