The 2015 legislative session began Monday, Jan. 12, and welcomed new faces to the Senate majority’s committee leadership. Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, begins her Senate career as chair of the state Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee which considers issues relating to agricultural land, products, food safety and water policies affecting economic development in rural parts of the state.
“I am excited to get to work for the people of the 13th District in this new role. I am looking forward to being a strong voice for our district’s priorities in the state Senate,” said Warnick. “I will be working to promote small business growth, protect our residents from the governor’s proposed tax increases, and highlight the work our district is doing on water issues.”
In addition to securing this chairmanship role vital to the 13th Legislative District, Warnick will also serve on three other committees: the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee and the Senate budget committee, Ways and Means.
“This legislative session will be challenging but I am ready to govern and ensure we find collaborative solutions to the problems facing our state and district.”