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 ask for your support for re-election to the State Senate in 2022. 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. We are the home of technology innovation. Yet our public policy approach to health care, homelessness, education, transportation, mental health, environment, public safety, affordability and so many other issues too often lag behind our potential.

As chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, I have navigated the passage of the most comprehensive state-level climate policy in the nation. I have the honor of leading the charge in the Senate for passage of the Climate Commitment Act, Clean Energy Transformation Act, Clean Fuel Standard, hydrofluorocarbon standards, building standards and much more to reach Paris Agreement-level emission reduction targets. I have dedicated my work to 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 the Salish Sea and strengthening 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, such as during the COVID-induced Employment Security Department challenges. I have worked to support funding for the safety of Aurora Bridge, Pacific Science Center, Smith Cove, bike and pedestrian trails, updated schools and much more.

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 2022.

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Head tax spending plan still in flux

Head tax spending plan still in flux  KING5.comRising number of homeless deaths reflects increasing numbers of people needing shelter and care – PUBLIC HEALTH …  PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDERAmazon gives $350K to group supporting Jenny Du…

City council passes scaled-down head tax

City council passes scaled-down head tax  My Ballard (blog)Seattle City Council votes 9-0 for scaled-down head tax on large employers  Seattle TimesFull coverage

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