Is The Ferndale Aluminum Smelter coming back? Sefzik on Capital Budget funding

Intalco “We did very well in the Senate’s capital budget proposal,” Sefzik said. “I am especially excited about the $10 million appropriation for Intalco. Restart is looking more and more like reality.” They include funding for the missing link of the Jim Kaemingk, Sr. Trail in Lynden, and a pump station and housing for the developmentally disabled in Blaine. All told, the Senate capital budget proposal provides $11.8 million for the 42nd ...

Senate Democrat Leader Fails in getting ruling to stop Senator Sefzik Speech on the Floor of State Senate.

Legislature's youngest member riffs from Ben Franklin to Darth Vader On Wednesday February 15th Senator Simon Sefzik of the 42nd District stood up to speak for an amendment to Senate Bill 5909.  The Bill was brought forth to rein in the Governor's powers during an emergency.  Senator Sefzik was speaking in favor of an amendment to make the bill even stronger and was called to task by the Leader of the Democrats Andy Billig ...

Ben Elenbaas Raises 32K since campaign began.

Here is a list of his PDC Contributions In a press release from the Ben Elenbaas for State Senate in the 42nd District campaign... the campaign states it has collected $32,000 for its campaign. He has also earned the "public endorsement of both conservative Whatcom County Councilmembers, Kathy Kershner and Tyler Byrd. More from the press release: Republicans in the 42nd face a set of very real challenges: In 2018, Democrats won the House seat ...

City of Blaine: Small Towns letter to state officials “might not represent the best solution”

Mayor of Blaine: Some of our council members felt very strongly that this letter might not represent the best solution. You Decide.   WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Some small city mayors in Whatcom County sent the following letter to the heads of 4 state agencies asking them to implement water management solutions addressing floods, drought and other problems that they say have damaged their communities in the past year.   From: January 28, 2022 ...

Senator Sefzik announces bid to retain 42nd Senate seat in the Legislature.

  Sen. Simon Sefzik at the Washington State Capitol, January 21, 2022. Youngest state senator Simon Sefzik announces bid to retain 42nd legislative seat.    (FERNDALE, WA) State Senator Simon Sefzik (R-42) officially announced today that he will run to retain the 42ndDistrict State Senate seat, a position previously held by Sen. Doug Ericksen who passed away in December.  Senator Sefzik released the following statement.  “I’ve already shown an ability to work ...

Elenbaas To Run for State Senate!

Councilman Ben Elenbaas of the 5th Council District that runs along the north Coast of Whatcom County has thrown his hat in the ring to replace Senator Doug Ericksen as the Senator for the 42nd Legislative District.  The Primary will be August 2nd and the last day to file for all offices in Whatcom County is May 20th. Full Statement HERE:

How does the legislature work: “Cutoff Days” and their meaning for Bills becoming law.

CUT OFF DATES for the 2022 Legislative Session...   January 10, 2022 First Day of Session February 3, 2022 Last day to read in committee reports (pass bills out of committee and read them into the record on the floor) in house of origin, except House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means and Transportation committees. February 7, 2022 Last day to read in committee reports (pass bills out of committee and read them ...

Senator Simon Sefzik (R-42) Hosts Meeting on Government Responses to North County Flooding

Left to right, Nooksack Mayor Kevin Hester, Whatcom County Councilwoman Kathy Kershner, Whatcom County Councilman Ben Elenbaas, Everson Mayor John Perry, Kyle Christensen, recovery manager for Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management, Sen. Simon Sefzik, Sumas Mayor Bruce Bosch, and Ashley Butenschoen, Public Information Officer for Whatcom County Long-Term Recovery. County, city officials join in listening session EVERSON – About 100 people gathered at Nooksack Valley High School in Everson ...

Is politics a beast or a system? Become a mechanic…

A year end report from Nancy Churchill. Dangerous Rhetoric by Nancy Churchill     Nancy Churchill is the state committeewoman for the Ferry County Republican Party.. The opinions expressed in Dangerous Rhetoric are her own.       Do you think of politics as an uncontrollable monster? Is it an unstoppable beast you have no hope of influencing? Is it a Goliath? Do you want to ignore politics, and just live your own life?  ...

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