December 2, 2020
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As your state senator, it is very helpful for me to hear directly from you, but I know it can be difficult to come to Olympia during the legislative session. That is why I created an annual 12th District “listening tour” after my election to the Senate four years ago. Due to the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID pandemic, I’ve decided to make my 4th annual listening tour a virtual tour.
This year’s 12th District listening tour will be “virtual” and take place on Thursday, December 10. The past listening tours have taken me all throughout the 12th District and helped connect me with issues important to all four counties in our district – Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan, including several communities, such as Leavenworth, Cashmere, Quincy, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Pateros, Twisp, Chelan, Grand Coulee, Bridgeport, Waterville, Rock Island, Mansfield, and Mazama. It is always helpful to hear directly from you, the people I serve, on issues important to your community.
For 3:00 p.m., click here (Phone 253-215-8782, ID 992 9720 6374, Passcode 377652)
For 7:00 p.m., click here (Phone 253-215-8782, ID 981 2937 2642, Passcode 033215)
Hosting a listening tour each year allows me to hear directly from you in preparation for the upcoming session. Ideas shared during past listening tours have even turned into successful legislative action. As examples, a suggestion by Leavenworth officials to dispose of brush and yard clippings resulted in a bill that became law in 2018. A funding request related to the Saddle Rock trail in Wenatchee became reality when it was included in the state capital budget two years ago, and a road paving project to a popular fishing location in Okanogan County was recently funded. All were ideas presented by constituents during past listening tours. Besides legislative ideas, I also collect helpful comments that prepare me to make better decisions to represent you in Olympia.
State Senator Brad Hawkins
12th Legislative District
107 Newhouse Building – P.O. Box 40412 | Olympia, WA 98504-0412
(360) 786-7622 or Toll-free: (800) 562-6000