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“Incoming state Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, said she is ready to take on the Second District job.
‘Im very excited, honored and humbled to be given this responsibility,’ Beck said in a prepared press release. ‘I promise that the concerns and issues that are important to my constituents will be my top priority throughout the entire legislative process.’
In a phone interview Wednesday [Dec. 10], Becker said she plans to tackle transportation issues, specifically finding the funding for the Yelms downtown bypass.
Currently $56 million of the project is unfunded…
‘Right now Im in the learning process,’ Becker said. ‘I do know were going to have to work hard to protect the funds we have and to get funds.’
Becker said her plans involve working with the City of Yelm and state Rep. Tom Campbell, R-Graham.
‘I know Rep. Tom Campbell has been working on the bypass,’ Becker said. ‘Id like to work with (him) and get into the process.’
While Beckers position doesnt officially start until January, she said she is getting out in the community, attending meetings and building contacts,” quoting the Dec. 12th NVN.
“State Senator-elect Randi Becker, R-Eatonville was appointed last week as the ranking member of the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.
She was also appointed to three other committees.
Becker will be serving on the Senate Health and Long-Term Care, Transportation and Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Committees.
Transportation was a key appointment for Becker, who has professed support for the Yelm Avenue bypass and Cross-Base Highway.
‘To be appointed as a freshman senator to four different committees is an honor by itself,’ Becker said in a prepared release.
‘But being asked to represent the caucus as the lead Republican on higher education and workforce development policy is truly a privilege.’ …
The Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee deals with issues relating to the states public and independent colleges and universities, community and technical colleges and private career schools.
The Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee considers policy and financing issues relating to health care delivery and access, emerging public health issues, long-term care for all vulnerable populations and regulatory matters involving health professions and health care facilities.
The Senate Transportation Committee drafts the transportation budget, finds revenue sources for transportation funding and is responsible for dealing with issues relating to transportation policy and transportation agencies.
The Senate Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Committee deals with issues relating to agricultural land, the production, sale, and marketing of agricultural products, food safety and policies and programs that affect economic development in rural areas of the state,” quoting the Dec. 19th NVN.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. BECKER ON DEFEATING TWO-DECADE-LONG INCUMBENT MARILYN RASMUSSEN. AFTER 20+ YEARS, CHANGE IN THE REPRESENTATION OF THIS DISTRICT IN THE STATE SENATE IS WELCOME. ELECTED POSITIONS WERE NEVER INTENDED TO BE FILLED FOR DECADES. WE WISH SENATOR-ELECT BECKER WELL IN HER NEW POST. THIS DISTRICT IS NOW REPRESENTED IN OLYMPIA ALL BY REPUBLICANS, SO WE’RE COUNTING ON SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON MANY ISSUES FOR LD2!