As a result of the 2020 census, the 13th District was recently redrawn to reflect changing demographics. That means for many of you receiving this e-newsletter, your representation in Olympia may have changed. The map below shows the previous district, which included all or parts of four counties. Now, it is comprised of portions of three.
Please allow me to introduce myself or get reacquainted. I’m Sen. Judy Warnick. I began serving as your 13th District state Senator in 2015. I grew up on a dairy farm in Deer Park and my husband and I live in Moses Lake, where we operate a small business and own a family farm.
I encourage you to visit my legislative website, www. SenatorJudyWarnick.org, to learn more about my work on your behalf in Olympia and how to stay in touch. Contact information for my office is also at the end of this e-newsletter.
It is an honor to represent you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have about your state government. I’m here to help as much as I can.
Your 13th District State Senator
What’s Happening in Olympia
The 2023 legislative session is underway and there is no shortage of important issues facing our state that we must address as we simultaneously develop the next two-year budget.
From public safety reforms to taxation and rising costs of living, I want you to know that I’m working to ensure our state lives up to its obligations to support law enforcement and use your tax dollars wisely.
We continue to see proposals that are missing the mark when it comes to giving working families some financial relief. Unfortunately, too many bills are subtly ratcheting up costs by taking money out of the local economy to spend on growing state government.
Instead, we should be focusing on how we can restore public safety, return affordability and support students and families impacted by a steep learning loss. Over the 105 days of the legislative session that is scheduled to conclude April 23, I’ll be standing on these principles.
I’m pleased to report that I’ve been re-elected by my colleagues as the Chair of the Republican Caucus. In that role, I have the responsibility of overseeing the internal deliberations of my colleagues and support their efforts to effectively represent their constituents.
In addition to this leadership role, I will continue to serve on several standing committees that look at legislation important to our district, including the Senate’s agriculture and water-related committee, the budget committee, Ways and Means, and the Senate Human Services committee.
How to get involved:
Learn more about the Legislature | https://leg.wa.gov
Call the legislative hotline | 1-800-562-6000
A Citizen’s Guide to Effective Legislative Participation | leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/
Share your opinion on a bill | app.leg.wa.gov/pbc
Track legislation: Senate floor activity calendar | app.leg.wa.gov/far/Senate/Calendar
Committee schedules | leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/CommitteeListing.aspx
Testify remotely: app.leg.wa.gov/csi/Senate