Legislative News

Missed our Virtual Town Hall? – Watch it now!

If you were unable to join us last night, you can watch the recording of the entire event here:

21st District Virtual Town Hall on April 21st!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2022 session was both historic and productive, with major wins going far beyond what is normally expected during a short, 60-day session. Please join us... READ MORE

Budgets Edition Report to the 21st District

Dear friends and neighbors, We know it has been hard for you and your family. The past two years have been rough, our nation is experiencing inflation, and too many... READ MORE

Video Update: Peterson on rent increase notices and name change order fees

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about recent floor activity due to the house of origin cutoff; his bill about landlords giving notice of rent increase not surviving cutoff (HB 1904);... READ MORE

Serving Washington: housing and homelessness, climate action, worker protections

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’re now more than halfway through this year’s legislative session. As I’ve mentioned before, our time in session this year is short, but the list of... READ MORE

Rep. Peterson on Solitary Confinement, Feeding Children & Policy Committee Cutoff

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about his bill concerning solitary confinement (HB 1756); increasing participation from public schools in the community eligibility provision of the United States department of agriculture... READ MORE

Virtual Town Hall on Monday; updates from the legislative session

Dear Friends and Neighbors, With about one third of this “short” legislative session behind us, House Democrats are making good progress on many important issues facing families in our state.... READ MORE

Ask STROM 1: Renters’ Protections, WA Cares Reforms, & Staffing Standards

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, responds to constituent emails on his legislation to protect tenants from excessive rent increases, the two bills recently passed to make necessary changes to the WA... READ MORE

Rep. Peterson on Protecting tenants & extending assistance for families

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about the need to protect tenants from excessive rent (HB 1904); and extending assistance to families (HB 2048).

Newsletter: Moving forward for EVERYONE this session

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The legislative session started this week, and while this may be a “short” session, the list of challenges before us is long. This year, we will focus... READ MORE

AN UPDATE ON INSURANCE RATES

Dear friends and neighbors, Washington state’s Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) recently issued an emergency rule to prevent credit scores from being used to determine insurance premiums. This might... READ MORE

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MEDIA ADVISORY: 21st District Telephone Town Hall on Monday, June 28, at 5:30 PM

Who: Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, Rep. Strom Peterson and Sen. Marko Liias What: 21st Legislative District Telephone town hall meeting. When: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021. Why:... READ MORE

Join our telephone town hall on Monday evening

Dear neighbors, With the 2021 session behind us and before we get into full-on summer mode, we feel this is a god time for a check-in. Please join us and... READ MORE

2021 Session Report to the 21st Legislative District

Click HERE or on the button below to read the report. .

Rep. Peterson on 2021 Legislative Session Highlights

From taking steps to fix the state’s tax code, to addressing housing and homelessness, to adopting environmental standards, among other things, Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, shares some of this session’s... READ MORE

Rep. Peterson talks about legislation protecting your rights and addressing food insecurity

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about house bills that ensure accountability with interrogations with police officers, protecting tenants’ rights, and addressing food insecurity.

Report to the 21st District: SPECIAL BUDGETS EDITION

Dear Friends and Neighbors, When we opened the session in January, the Washington economy was reeling. Today, thanks to Washington’s strong business climate, the resiliency of its people, and an... READ MORE

Report to the 21st District: SPECIAL BUDGETS EDITION

Dear Friends and Neighbors, When we opened the session in January, the Washington economy was reeling. Today, thanks to Washington’s strong business climate, the resiliency of its people, and an... READ MORE

YOU’RE INVITED: 21st District Telephone Town Hall Thursday @ 6:05pm

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We hope you can join your 21st Legislative District state legislators for a Telephone Town Hall this Thursday, March, 25 at 6:05pm for an update on... READ MORE

Ask STROM 3: Plastics Pollution & Capital Gains Tax

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about Senate Bill 5022 concerning the management of certain materials to support recycling and waste, and litter reduction. He also discusses Senate Bill 5096, concerning... READ MORE

MEDIA ADVISORY: 21st District Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, March 25 @ 6:05 p.m.

Who: 21st Legislative District delegation: Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Rep. Strom Peterson What: Telephone town hall meeting. When: 6:05 – 7:05 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021. Where: Calls... READ MORE

Rep. Strom Peterson’s Legislative Update: Bills in the Senate

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about the bills he sponsored that are currently under consideration in the Senate, including recording interrogations, security deposit waivers, drug take back program, and overdose... READ MORE

Two keys for economic recovery: affordable child care and secure housing

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Earlier this week we passed another deadline in the legislative session that we call the “house of origin” cutoff. With some exceptions for bills related to... READ MORE

Rep. Peterson on House passage of HB 1223, recording custodial interrogations

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, delivers Floor remarks on his legislation to require law enforcement to electronically record video and audio of custodial interrogations that occur at a detention center if... READ MORE