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Brian Blake represents the 19th District, including all of Wahkiakum and Pacific counties, and parts of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor and Lewis counties.
Brian was a logger for ten years before he became an environmental specialist for the Department of Corrections. He is a current member of the Coastal Harvest board, a food-bank distribution center, and is on the board of the Lower Columbia Community Action Program. He was also active in the community through his previous involvement in the Citizens for Washington Wildlife.
His legislative priorities are family wage jobs, education, and sound agriculture and natural resources policy.
Brian was recently named Legislator of the Year by the State Farm Bureau for his many accomplishments, including:
- Legislation to keep local biomass facilities open, preserving hundreds of jobs.
- Securing funding for local retraining programs for displaced workers and soldiers returning home.
- Getting $425,000 to add more lights to the Chehalis River Bridge to make it safer and end the long battle between the state and the city of Aberdeen over who foots the bill.Brian’s ancestors settled in Southwest Washington before statehood. He is a hunter, fisherman, and advocate for public access to public lands.
Brian has been in office since 2002.
Resident of Aberdeen. Married to Debra Thomas-Blake.
Aberdeen High School
A. S. Forestry, Grays Harbor C.C.
B. S. Environmental Studies, TESC
10 years logging, Contract Forester for Weyerhaeuser Co.
3 years Environmental Specialist III, Dept. of Corrections
ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS & ORGANIZATIONS
Joint Legislative Committee on Water Supply during Drought
Electron Dam Salmon Passage Work Group
Recreation on State Trust Lands Work Group
Council of State Governments – WEST Legislative Council on River Governance
Western Legislative Forestry Task Force
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Board member, Coastal Harvest Food-bank Distribution Center
Board member, Lower Columbia Community Action Program
Citizen activist lobbying for access to our natural heritage.
YEARS IN THE HOUSE
Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, introduced House Joint Memorial 4011 to petition the federal government, which is currently building a new fleet of Coast Guard cutters, to name one of the cutters after Petty Officer Third Class Matthew E. Schlimme of...
OLYMPIA—Fairgoers and organizers could soon have new reasons to celebrate thanks to two of Rep. Brian Blake’s bills that would designate fairs as economic drivers for their communities and ensure funding for their operations. House Bill 2725, which passed the...
Dear friends and neighbors, The 2018 short session is flying by with many exciting bills making their way through the process. This past week, House Bill 1060 passed the house floor on a 67-27 vote. Ducky’s bill, as I call...
Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, discusses the issue of net pens, addressing the Atlantic salmon escape last summer, which caused numerous problems and put Washington’s native species at risk. He talks about several measures under consideration to define what the next...
Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen talks about his House Bill 1085, which offers flexibility for local governments to permit and encourage small housing developments. He also talks about his House Bill 1952, which would allow cities that conduct electrical inspections to...
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