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21st District

Liias says Supreme Court decision makes promise of America real

After the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, Democratic 21st District State Sen. Marko Liias said that the decision enhances the promise of America for gay and lesbian families.

Date: 06/29/2015 | South County Politics

Local legislators plan telephone town-hall event Tuesday

Legislators from the 21st District plan to talk to constituents in a telephone town-hall event Tuesday.

Date: 05/26/2015 | South County Politics

State Reps. Kagi, Ortiz-Self, Ryu not surprised about special session

When Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he expects to call the legislature back for a special session, local representatives weren’t surprised.

Date: 04/23/2015 | South County Politics

Liias bill on payday loans nearly dead in legislature

A bill on payday loans, sponsored by Democratic State Sen. Marko Liias, appears to be dead for the current legislative session.

Date: 04/13/2015 | South County Politics

Peterson, Liias hope to get state money for Edmonds railroad track study

State Rep. Strom Peterson and State Sen. Marko Liias say they hope that the legislature will supply money for a study of what to do with railroad tracks through Edmonds.

Date: 03/26/2015 | South County Politics

Peterson’s bill on paint recycling has Tuesday Senate hearing

A bill offered by State Rep. Strom Peterson to create a paint-recycling program in the Department of Ecology will have a hearing Tuesday before a State Senate committee.

Date: 03/17/2015 | South County Politics

Legislative District town-hall events Saturday in 1st, 21st, 32nd districts

Legislators from the 1st, 21st and 32nd districts will play host to town-hall meetings Saturday.

Date: 03/12/2015 | South County Politics

Legislators from 21st District hold telephone town hall Wednesday

Legislators from the 21st District will hold a telephone town-hall event Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m.

Date: 03/11/2015 | South County Politics

Liias becomes top Dem on operations committee, No. 2 on transportation

State Sen. Marko Liias will be the ranking Democrat on the Senate government operations Committee and No. 2 Democrat on the Transportation Committee when the legislature reconvenes Monday.

Date: 01/09/2015 | South County Politics

Newly elected 21st District legislator has committee plans

Democrat Strom Peterson, who is on his way to winning election to the state Legislature, says that he has plans for what committee assignments he will seek when the new House of Representatives organizes.

Date: 11/12/2014 | South County Politics

Edmonds councilman ready for new role in Olympia

EDMONDS — Strom Peterson will soon exchange his seat on the City Council for one in the Legislature.

Date: 11/10/2014 | Local News

Newly elected legislator to resign from Edmonds Council in January

Edmonds City Councilman Strom Peterson, who is on his way to winning election to the State Legislature, says that he plans to resign from the Council in early January.

Date: 11/07/2014 | South County Politics

GOP makes gains in state Senate; race for open House seat very close

The battle for an open House seat in Snohomish County remained undecided Tuesday night.Only a few hundred votes separated Republican Mark Harmsworth and Democrat Mike Wilson, who are competing to succeed Mike Hope, the Republican lawmaker who resigned in July.

Date: 11/04/2014 | Local News

2 Democratic legislators have opposing views on class-size initiative

Democratic 1st Legislative District State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe and Democratic 21st District State Rep. Mary Helen Roberts have opposing views on Initiative 1351,which would require the Legislature to pay to reduce class sizes throughout the public-school system.

Date: 10/30/2014 | South County Politics

A few final legislative endorsements before Nov. 4

Snohomish County's registered voters should have already received their ballots from the Auditor's Office. Voters have between now and Nov. 4 to mark their choices and get the ballots in the mail. If...

Date: 10/23/2014 | Editorials

21st Legislative District candidates agree: Education is job No. 1

Jeff Scherrer said he started his own computer reselling business with $1,000 and built it into an enterprise that seven years later was making $5 million in annual sales and had 17 employees.Scherrer said he thinks that business...

Date: 10/20/2014 | Local News

State House candidates Peterson, McPheeters far apart on issues

Allen McPheeters is a senior consultant for a firm that makes business software for law firms.Strom Peterson owns a deli and wine bar in downtown Edmonds.

Date: 10/18/2014 | Local News

Opt for governance, not gridlock

In the coming legislative session, our state Senate could again be a place where compromises go to die.Its gridlock this year crushed the hopes of businesses, commuters and most local jurisdictions by stifling action on a state transportation package. And if roads, transit...

Date: 10/05/2014 | Editorials

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