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 a husband, father, entrepreneur and citizen legislator, I’m honored to run for re-election to the State Senate in 2018. I’m running to continue to tackle major ‘systems’ challenges that touch real people living real lives and go to the heart of our quality of life. Our 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 lag behind our potential.

In my time in the Legislature I have played instrumental roles in raising the high school graduation rate for foster youth, bringing a new level of public transparency and rigor to tax preferences, modernizing higher education finance, cleaning up Puget Sound and our water quality and natural environment, and more. I have worked diligently to provide top-notch constituent services to our district when people need help from state government, and have fought hard for the values of our community.

Our constitutional republic is based on the oxygen of citizen engagement.

I ask, with deep appreciation for the opportunity to continue serving our community and state, for the honor of your vote in 2018.

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Today, it is technically feasible for buildings to be net zero energy and net zero water. ( If carefully designed, the increase in construction cost for such effort for is somewhere in the range of 5% to 15% additional to today’s current practices. ) I would encourage all publicly funded construction to meet these targets.

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New construction required to install sustainable energy sources, corporate and private incentives for updating electrical to solar, etc

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The opposite. I don’t want any government intervention over the use of energy and environmental protection. Washingtonians are very concerned with the both and sufficiently capable of holding private entities accountable if they harm the property rights of others.

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Why are we not requiring all these roofs to be covered on solar panels?

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I'd like to see more green space required around new buildings and more required parking spaces. Most Seattleites aren't going to give up their car anytime soon. I'd also like to see a more environmentally friendly way to dispose of our garbage. I read an article about how Sweden cleanly burns their trash rather then put it in landfills.

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Invest in waste-to-energy technology like what they're doing in Sweden: youtu.be/vmq_mKhQo38

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A ban on plastic straws similar to the plastic bag ban.

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Reuven Carlyle for Senate I would like to see more job transition/training programs funded for those that have either lost their current job and/or are looking for work in the Green and Tech sector. As far as "policies" I think we should begin to focus more on how to monetize our eWaste in a manner similar to how foreign entities buy our bulk eWaste, recycle it into new products and then sell it back to us, making a higher profit margin. I think if we can begin to recycle our own goods into what we already use and find incentives for our tech companies to endorse it, we could be onto something that would not only launch us decades past any other state/country but we could almost be a self sustaining state with a great living wage that matches the cost of living while also ensuring our business developers and investors remain happy with a positive and very healthy profit margin.

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Renewable mandates

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Ban styrofoam until recycling is available where it is consumed.

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Cut back more on plastics. Personally, I would like more green space. Everything in Seattle is becoming covered in concrete.

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