Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, released the following statement welcoming Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor, to the Senate as the new senator from the 10th Legislative District. The 10th District includes all of Island County, as well as part of northwest Snohomish County and southwest Skagit County. The seat became available when Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, retired at the end of September.
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The new Senator has an impressive and admirable record of public service. Fire and rescue, business, agriculture, county governance…all experience that make Ron Muzzall a valuable addition to the Senate Republican Caucus. His wealth of experience and willingness to learn will benefit all of us and the 10th District.
Time and again, Ron has looked for ways he could serve his community in a deeper way than many — through various industry associations, county boards and committees. That kind of ‘boots-on-the-ground’ experience will really benefit him in working with other legislators and stakeholders at the state level. He may be new to the Senate, but he’s got know-how that’ll be an asset to his constituents who will continue to have a strong voice in the state Legislature.
Agriculture is a tough business, but it’s critical to Washington state and the world food supply. As a farmer, business owner and leader in the agricultural community, Ron has certainly adapted to the changing landscape of agribusiness. Likely his education at Washington State University, a land-grant university, was key in that. I’m a fifth-generation farmer myself, and I couldn’t be happier to welcome him to the Senate – especially since he’s a third-generation Coug. We’ll do whatever we can to make sure he hits the ground running in Olympia.
This press release was provided by the Washington Senate Republican Caucus.