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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope you’re getting outdoors and enjoying this beautiful Pacific Northwest weather. We truly live in the most beautiful place in the world.

With Andrew Miller, Co-founder/CEO of Tulip Valley Farms at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Election year activity restrictions

Due to election year activity (EYA) restrictions that begin on Monday, this will be my last email update to you until after the November election results are certified.

Despite this pause in communications, I work for you year-round. Over the interim, I am working on legislation that will help improve the delivery of our mental health system, childcare, and public safety.

Feel free to email me any time at carolyn.eslick@leg.wa.gov or call me directly at (425) 327-2093

2024 end of session update

Many of you have already received the end of session update in your mailbox that Rep. Sam Low and I put together.

It covers the major highlights of the 2024 legislative session.

I am proud of what we were able to accomplish as a 39th District team. With your help, we scored some historic victories by restoring the ability of law enforcement officers to pursue fleeing suspects, establishing a parental bill of rights, and prohibiting local and personal income taxes.

You can view a digital version of the mailer here.

Connecting with your local, state, and federal governments

Last month, we also sent a new postcard to households in the 39th District containing useful information about how to stay connected with your local, state and federal officials.

You can access a digital version here.

Looking ahead to the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence

I wanted to highlight a historic project that I am participating in to advance civic education in Washington and across the nation.

Congress established the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission in 2016 to plan and orchestrate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. The nonpartisan Commission is working with America250.org to engage Americans across the country in designing the largest anniversary observance in our nation’s history.

The celebration will begin on July 6, 2026 and will last for one whole year.

John Turnbull’s famous painting: Declaration of Independence

Honoring two-time Medal of Valor and Medal of Honor recipient Chief James A. Delissio

During session, I had the absolute privilege of honoring two-time Medal of Valor and Medal of Honor recipient Chief James A. Delissio with House Resolution 4681.

Chief Delissio and his wife reside in Monroe and were constituents in the 39th District for many, many years prior to the redistricting.

Chief Delissio served over 40 years in federal, state, and local law enforcement protecting President Richard Nixon; prosecuting mob bosses, often in deep cover operations; and saving untold numbers of citizens from grievous harm.

In 1970, terrorists planned a horrific attack on New York City using truck bombs to simultaneously blow up the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, and the George Washington Bridge on New Year’s Eve.

Mr. Delissio and his team discovered the terrorists’ hideout and bombs. The team drew straws for who would breach the hideout doors. Mr. Delissio drew the short straw. He and his three teammates foiled the plot with no time to spare, many unsuspecting New Yorkers were saved, and a national disaster and potential civil unrest was averted at the risk to their own lives.

For their selfless bravery, Mr. Delissio and his team were each presented the Medal of Honor by President Richard Nixon at the White House. Details of the case remain sealed to this day.

Regional Apprenticeship Pathways Center graduation

This week, I had the opportunity to attend the graduation ceremony for students attending the Regional Apprenticeship Pathways (RAP) Center in Marysville. Seventy-five students were enrolled at the center this year and they’re hoping to see another twenty-five new students next year.

I am proud of the support we’ve provided to this successful program through the state Legislature. The RAP Center empowers high school graduates to get a hands-on learning experience in trades such as carpentry, cement masonry, electrical work, ironworking, laboring, pipefitting, sheet metal work, and sprinkler fitting.

Join the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Work Group

The Children and Youth Behavioral Health Work Group (CYBHWG) provides recommendations to the governor and the Legislature to improve behavioral health services and strategies for children, youth, young adults, and their families.

The group includes legislators, state agencies, health care providers, tribal governments, community behavioral health services, advocates, and other organizations, as well as youth and young people who have received services and parents of children and youth who have received services.

If you would like to nominate yourself for membership on the CYBHWG, please click here and follow the application process.

Nominations must be received by Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

Thank you!

As always, please contact me if you have any questions, comments, or ideas about the many issues facing Washington state.   

It’s an honor to serve you and the 39th District!

Sincerely,


Carolyn Eslick

State Representative Carolyn Eslick, 39th Legislative District
RepresentativeCarolynEslick.com
436 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
carolyn.eslick@leg.wa.gov
(425) 327-2093 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000