Anacortes City Council member Liz Lovelett was selected Tuesday to fill the vacancy in the 40th Legislative District in the state senate.
Lovelett, in her sixth year on the city council, lists among her priorities affordable housing, homelessness prevention and the environment.
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“Liz Lovelett will be a great addition to our team,” Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig said. “She brings a lot of local government experience and a passion for public service. I am very excited to welcome her to the senate.”
A fifth-generation Fidalgo Island resident, Lovelett has a track record of service to her community. She has worked on water management and local water rights, school bond and oil train safety, and hazardous material transport. On the city council she has championed affordable housing, water management, and other community improvements. She was the primary author of Anacortes’ affordable housing strategic plan.