Nov. 13, 2019
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope that you had a restful Veteran’s Day. I spent time with my family reflecting on freedoms we enjoy because so many of our neighbors were called to serve. I’m eternally grateful.
In case you didn’t know, I was recently appointed to serve you in the state Senate for the 10th Legislative District. You may know me as a long-term Island County resident, farmer, small business owner and family man committed to our community.
The 2020 legislative session is fast approaching, and although the state’s two-year budget has already been approved, we will be working to address emergent needs and make minor tweaks to how the state spends your tax dollars when the Legislature convenes in early January.
As I work to ensure our district is heard in the state Capitol, I need to know what you think I should be working on. In the first weeks of my appointment I made the rounds of radio shows and newspaper interviews to discuss my priorities and issues I think the state should focus on. We must address homelessness and responding to problems with mental health and drug abuse in our communities.
This December, I will be holding town halls throughout the district and I hope you can join me and help focus our efforts for a better state government. Stay tuned for more details on dates and locations.
It is an honor to serve you. Please reach out to my office with any questions or concerns you may have about your state government.
Your 10th District State Senator
Q&A: Sen. Ron Muzzall talks about his background as a farmer, taxation, and the mental health crisis in Washington State
By: Michael Goldberg
OCTOBER 30, 2019
On October 18th, Ron Muzzall was appointed the new Legislative District 10 State Senator, replacing the retiring Barbara Bailey. Senator Muzzall’s appointment resulted from a unanimous vote from the Skagit County Commissioners, Island County Commissioners and the Snohomish County Council.
A Whidbey Island farm owner and a former fire commissioner, I called Senator Muzzall twelve days after his appointment to ask about his background, his outlook on public policy, and what he hopes to focus on in the upcoming legislative session.
Joining the State Senate
Listen to a brief interview where I discuss my appointment to the state Senate serving the 10th legislative district. Learn more about me and my approach to serving you.