EXPERIENCE, INTEGRITY, AND LEADERSHIP

You deserve a State Senator with experience, integrity, and demonstrated leadership. I grew up in the District on Whidbey Island. As a third-generation small business owner, I’ve supported local jobs and the economy for over 30 years.  I was recognized as a “Hometown Hero” for my volunteer contributions to the community. Having served two terms on the South Whidbey School Board, three terms as Island County Commissioner and as President of the Washington Association of Counties, I have the experience and know-how to lead.

Our rural communities need more family wage jobs and economic opportunities that enhance our quality of life and protect the environment. I know how to listen, create, and implement practical problem-solving strategies. My leadership and respectful approach to diverse points of view will produce the best results for you in Olympia.

 

HOUSING

Decent and affordable housing is a basic human need, essential for your personal security and dignity, whether as a young worker or a senior member of the community. It is also essential for economic and community stability. I will work with State and local officials to revise outdated regulations, and give our District the tools they need to tackle housing problems in ways that preserve both our environment and our communities.

 

ENVIRONMENT

Climate change is here, and we must act NOW. State and local officials need to work together with residents to significantly reduce carbon emissions. If the other Washington won’t act, this Washington will. I will help develop incentives to increase renewable energy and create a State-wide recycling plan. We must ensure adequate funding to protect our clean water, shorelines, forests, and natural habitats.

 

HEALTHCARE

Many families in our District have been tragically impacted by the opioid epidemic and the limited treatment options for mental health. Further, our District has unique medical challenges to serve our large senior, veteran, and rural populations.

I will support increased investment for mental health and addiction treatment. I will join efforts to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for the opioid crisis, and I will work on a State-wide plan to lower prescription costs.

 

EDUCATION

We must provide our young people the tools they need to become the workforce of the future. I support greater opportunities for community colleges and apprenticeship programs. Also, all school districts should receive necessary state funding to provide free early childhood education. The return on this investment will be high as more children have access to early learning opportunities.

 

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

We have limited transportation connections across our District for people and products. We need a comprehensive approach to increase multi-modal options such as trails, park and ride facilities, bus terminals, ferries, train, and light rail services. The State must move forward on plans to provide connectivity to rural communities and farms. 

We must invest in replacing aging infrastructure and ferries, and the State must lead in addressing our integrated transportation needs. We can create better transportation and create good jobs while we do it.

 

VETERANS

All veterans should be treated with respect and dignity. Through their sacrifices, they have earned health care and other support services. As your Senator, I will continue my work to improve veterans’ services and remove red tape, so our heroes can have better access to affordable healthcare and housing.

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Thank you, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, for creating a virtual festival this year!

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - April 1, 2020
"In keeping with our mandate to stay home, stay healthy, we have new criteria for our annual North Coast Credit Union Tulip Festival photo contest. We invite you to take tulips photos in your backyard and neighborhood and enter them in the contest. The prize will be a signed 2020 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster and publishing of your photo in our 2021 brochure.
The contest rules are published here and will be available on our website, www.tulipfestival.org/press" #togetherwetulip
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Thank you COMMUNITY Members for your endorsements! Each Friday we will post names from our long list. Your continued support is so appreciated and crucial to electing Helen to the Washington State Senate!
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