Local Legislator Named “Legislator of the Week”

Posted February 8, 2019 at 5:30 am by

Rep Debra Lekanoff — Con­tributed photo

Rep. Debra Lekanoff earns first Fuse “Leg­is­la­tor of the Week” Award of 2019. The fresh­man rep­re­sen­ta­tive is already lead­ing on vot­ing access and pro­tect­ing Puget Sound.

Fuse Wash­ing­ton named Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D‑Bow) as the “Leg­is­la­tor of the Week” for her work to expand vot­ing access, pro­tect Puget Sound, and help keep seniors and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties in their homes.

Rep. Debra Lekanoff has hit the ground run­ning in Olympia putting peo­ple first, both in her dis­trict and across the state,” said Fuse Cam­paign Direc­tor Jamielyn Wheel­er. “She’s already mak­ing an impact in just her first few weeks on the job.”

Lekanoff is the prime spon­sor of leg­is­la­tion to pro­tect orcas by improv­ing the safe­ty of oil trans­porta­tion in Puget Sound. In addi­tion, Lekanoff is spon­sor­ing a bill to reduce some prop­er­ty tax­es for seniors, peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, and dis­abled vet­er­ans as well as the Work­ing Fam­i­lies Tax Cred­it.  As if that weren’t enough for a fresh­man rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Lekanoff is the prime spon­sor of the Native Amer­i­can Vot­ing Rights Act of Wash­ing­ton in the House, HB 1339. This would pro­tect trib­al mem­bers in Wash­ing­ton and pre­vent the type of dis­crim­i­na­tion Native Amer­i­cans faced in North Dako­ta this last year.

Lekanoff is using her office to advo­cate for those who are often left out of the polit­i­cal process,” Wheel­er said. “We can’t wait to see what she accom­plish­es for the peo­ple of North­west Wash­ing­ton in the months and years to come.”

Pre­vi­ous win­ners of the Leg­is­la­tor of the Week award include Rep. Chris­tine Kil­duff (D‑University Place) for her work sup­port­ing vet­er­ans and Rep. Tana Senn (D‑Mercer Island) for her work to ensure equal pay for women. 

Fuse Wash­ing­ton is the state’s largest pro­gres­sive advo­ca­cy orga­ni­za­tion — peo­ple cre­at­ing change online, on the ground, and on issues that mat­ter most. Learn more at www.FuseWashington.org 

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