Rep. Mike Chapman hails from up in Port Angeles at the top of the Olympia Peninsula. He chairs the House Rural Development, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Committee. He’s a busy guy, but we snagged him for today’s episode of Capitol Ideas. Stay tuned; you’ll be glad you did.
For this week’s Capitol Ideas we’re heading up to the Olympic Peninsula to hear from Rep. Mike Chapman, the six-year veteran of the House who chairs the House Rural Development, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Committee. Mike is a former law-enforcement professional, served four terms as a Clallam County commissioner, and lives in Port Angeles when he’s not in Olympia. Today’s topics range from the college-loan crisis to the origins of Washington’s short legislative sessions to getting things by forging bipartisan alliances.