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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

With the 2018 legislative session behind us, it has been great to be back home and visiting with so many of you at the various parades, community days and civic celebrations around the 9th District.  We have a rich heritage of family, community and civic engagement that is rightfully acknowledged and honored.

Because this is an election year, certain restrictions kick in next week.  As such, this is my last email update to you until after the election.  However, I am still your voice in the state Legislature and will continue working on your behalf.

For example, I was recently appointed to the Pesticide Application Safety Work Group which was created by legislation (Senate Bill 6529) this past session.  As a former second-generation farmer, I have knowledge and experience I can bring to this group as they try to find common-sense solutions to address farmworker concerns about pesticides.

I also spent the morning at Palouse Falls State Park after a recent drowning accident.  Parks officials are working hard to provide a safe, enjoyable experience at our official Washington state water fall.

My end-of-session mailer with my seatmates Rep. Mary Dye and Sen. Mark Schoesler should be hitting mailboxes soon.  If you would like to take a look at what happened this session and what your 9th Legislative District team was working on, click here.

Feel free to contact me or my office with questions or concerns.  We're here to help.  I am also available to speak to your community group, civic organization or church group.  Just let me know.  I'm always happy to give a quick update on the legislative session and answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for reading my email update and for allowing me to serve you in Olympia.


Joe Schmick

State Representative Joe Schmick, 9th Legislative District
426B Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
360-786-7844 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000