Pearson pushes for new laws dealing with disaster mitigation, domestic violence, and financial crimes

By: Chris Hendrickson, Monroe News | Valley NewsSen. Kirk Pearson, D-39


Disaster mitigation, domestic violence, financial crimes and marijuana processing in residential zones are just a few of the items on Washington State Senator Kirk Pearson’s agenda going in the 2015 legislative session.

Pearson (R-Monroe) represents the 39th Legislative District, which includes most of Snohomish and Skagit counties and a small section of King County. He is in his 15th year serving in the Legislature, having served six terms in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate in 2012. He is the chairman of the Natural Resources and Parks Committee and sits on three other committees: Law and Justice, Governmental Operations and Rules.

Last year, Pearson received the 2013 Legislature of the Year award from the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs.

The 105-day budgeting session officially began on Jan. 12. Before leaving for Olympia, Pearson provided the Monroe Monitor & Valley News with a snapshot of a few of the bills he plans on introducing.

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