Reuven Carlyle for State Senate - Democrat

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Thank you for the personal and professional honor of serving as your state senator! It is inspiring to partner with our community to tackle the pressing public issues facing our state.

As your citizen legislator, I’m running for the State Senate in 2016 following my appointment in January after seven years of service in the House of Representatives. I’m running to continue to tackle major challenges. Our city and region is exploding with growth and change. Yet our public policy approach to education, transportation, mental health, environment, public safety, affordability and so many other issues too often lags behind our potential.

I ask, with deep appreciation for the opportunity to serve our district and state, for the honor of your vote in 2016.

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Taxes are always a tough topic, but did you know Washington ranks 33rd in nation in overall level of state and local taxes (2014)? This means $96.61 of your hard-earned $1,000 in personal income pays for all of state and local services combined including education. U.S. average is $106.00. Only two of our direct global challenge states have lower tax burdens. ... See MoreSee Less

State Senate Republican majority once again killed my ethics bill to require a modest 1-year cooling off period before lawmakers & senior government officials can become corporate lobbyists. We're so much better as a state than what we've come. Elections matter. ... See MoreSee Less

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Roberto ValenciaWhy did they vote against it? It seems like a common sense bill.

2 months ago

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Haley KellerThanks for sharing

2 months ago
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David W HalsellWhy does this not surprise me? Shameful. Thanks for your efforts.

2 months ago
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