Contact Information for 2019 WA St & County Officials

Contact Information for Washington State’s Federal Officials, go to
https://www.seattlelwv.org/uploads/1/1/7/8/117877553/try_web.pdf

 

Contact Information for Washington State and County Officials:

 

Washington State

Official State Website

www.access.wa.gov

Washington State Legislature

www.leg.wa.gov

State Senate

www.leg.wa.gov/senate

State House of Representatives

www.leg.wa.gov/houseLegislative

Hotline: 800-562-6000

TTY: 800-635-9993

The toll-free hotline allows you to leave a brief message for district legislators or for the Governor or Lt. Governor.

When leaving a message with the hotline, please be prepared to give your name and street address. Interpreter services are available for many languages.

 

Legislative Information Center

800-562-6000 or 360-786-7573

support@leg.wa.gov

www.leg.wa.gov/help

www.leg.wa.gov/lic

The Legislative Information Center provides information on the legislative process and on the status of specific bills.

 

Contacting your Legislators

Contact legislators in their Olympia offices when the legislature is in session and at their district offices when the legislature is out of session.

Call the Olympia phone number if no district number is listed.

If writing by US mail, use the following formats, including PO boxes:

STATE REPS:  PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600

STATE SENATOR:  PO Box 404 [+ Leg. District], Olympia, WA 98504-04 [+ Leg. District]

For example: Senator Jamie Pedersen(for 43rdDistrict)

PO Box 40443, Olympia, WA 98504-0443

 

Olympia Office Location Key:

INB  Irv Newhouse Building

JAC  John A. Cherberg Building

JLOB  John L. O’Brien Building

LEG Legislative Building (a.k.a. The Capitol Building)

 

Public Disclosure Commission

711 Capitol Way, #206,  PO Box 40908, Olympia, WA 98504-0908

360-753-1111   toll free:  877-601-2828   fax: 360-753-1112

www.pdc.wa.gov

pdc@pdc.wa.gov

The Public Disclosure Commission provides public access to campaign  finance information from candidates and political committees, expenditure information from lobbyists, and financial information from candidates and elected and appointed officials.

 

Washington State

State officials serve four-year terms.

 

Governor Jay Inslee (D)

Next Election 2020

Office of the Governor, PO Box 40002/416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW Ste. 200,  Olympia, WA 98504-0002

360-902-4111         TTY: 711                fax: 360-753-4110

www.governor.wa.gov  no direct email, contact via website

 

Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib (D)

Next Election 2020

220 Legislative Bldg/PO Box 40400 Olympia, WA 98504-0400

360-786-7700         fax: 360-786-7749

www.ltgov.wa.gov             ltgov@leg.wa.gov

 

Secretary of State Kim Wyman (R)

Next Election 2020

Legislative Bldg/PO Box 40220 Olympia, WA 98504-0220

360-902-4151         TTY 800-422-8683            voter info: 800-448-4881              fax: 360-586-5629

www.sos.wa.gov               mail@sos.wa.gov

 

Treasurer Duane Davidson (R)

Next Election 2020

Legislative Bldg, Room 230/PO Box 40200, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW, Olympia, WA 98504-0200

360-902-9000         TTY: 360-902-8963           fax: 360-902-9037

www.tre.wa.gov                 watreas@tre.wa.gov

 

Auditor Patrice McCarthy (D)

Next Election 2020

Insurance Bldg, Capitol Campus/PO Box 40021 Olympia, WA  98504-0021

360-902-0370         TDD Relay 800-833-6388            fax: 360-753-0646

Citizen Complaint Hotline: 866-902-3900

www.sao.wa.gov  no direct email, contact via website

 

Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D)

Next Election 2020

1125 Washington St. SE/PO Box 40100, Olympia,  WA  98504-0100

360-753-6200         Consumer Protection Info: 800-551-4636          fax: 360-664-0228

www.atg.wa.gov,     no direct email, contact via website

 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal (NP)

Next Election 2020

Old Capitol Bldg.  600 Washington St. SE/PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA  98504-7200

360-725-6000         TTY: 360-664-3631           fax: 360-753-6712

chris.reykdal@k12.wa.us              www.k12.wa.us

 

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler (D)

Next Election 2020

5000 Capitol Blvd. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501/PO Box 40255, Olympia, WA 98504-0255

360-725-7000         800-562-6900         TDD: 360-586-0241           fax: 360-586-2018

www.insurance.wa.gov                askMike@oic.wa.gov

State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA): shibahelpline@oic.wa.gov

Consumer Advocacy:     cap@oicwa.gov

 

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz (D)

Next Election 2020

Washington St. SE/PO Box 47001 Olympia, WA 98504-7001

360-902-1004 1111           fax: 360-902-1775

cpl@dnr.wa.gov                www.dnr.wa.gov

 

Legislature Leadership Positions

 

Senate

Majority Leader Andy Billig (D-3) 360-786-7604

Republican Leader Mark Schoesler (R-9) 360-786-7620

House

Speaker of the House Frank Chopp (D-43) 360-786-7920

Majority Leader Pat Sullivan (D-47) 360-786-7858

Republican Leader J.T.Wilcox (R-2) 360-786-7912

 

10th DISTRICT,  Island & parts of Skagit and Snohomish County

Sen Barbara Bailey (R) 360-786-7618, INB 203,  barbara.bailey@leg.wa.gov  Next Election: 2020

Rep Norma Smith (R) 360-786-7884, JLOB 435,  norma.smith@leg.wa.gov  Next Election: 2020

Rep Dave Paul (D) 360-786-7914, JLOB 309,  dave.paul@leg.wa.gov   Next Election: 2020

 

39th DISTRICT,  Eastern Snohomish & Skagit Co./Skykomish

Sen Keith Wagoner (R), 360-786-7676, INB 109,  Akeith.wagoner@leg.wa.gov  Next Election:  2020

Rep Robert Sutherland (R), 360-786-7967, JLOB 405,  robert.sutherland@leg.wa.gov
Next Election: 2020

Rep Carolyn Eslick (R), 360-786-7816, JLOB 467,  carolyn.eslick@leg.wa.gov,  Next Election:  2020

 

40th DISTRICT,  San Juan County/Parts of Skagit & Whatcom Co.

Sen Liz Lovelett (D), 360-786-7678, JAC 215,  liz.lovelett@leg.wa.gov,  Next Election: 2019

Rep Debra Lekanoff (D), 360-786-7800, JLOB 422,  debra.lekanoff@leg.wa.gov, Next Election:  2020

Rep Jeff Morris (D), 360-786-7970, LEG 436A,  jeff.morris@leg.wa.gov,  Next Election:  2020

 

County Officials

County Commissioners

Ken Dahlstedt (D), Com Dist 2,  Lisa Janicki (D), Com Dist 3,
Ron Wesen (R), Com Dist 1

Phone: (360)416-1300
email: commissioners@co.skagit.wa.us

 

address: 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Web Page   https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/CountyCommissioners

 

Members: Three, Districts 1, 2 and 3
Term: Four years

 

When Elected: Districts 1 and 2: General Election 2016, 2020, etc.; District 3: General Election 2014, 2018, etc.

 

Duties: The County Commissioners’ primary duty is to levy the taxes to operate the County and to adopt a balanced budget for each calendar year, including possible increases and variances, under the control of appointed department heads.

 

Also within their legislative capacity, the Commissioners are responsible for adopting, amending and repealing all County ordinances (which are essentially laws of the County).  These include traffic, zoning, planning and public safety ordinances, and any other ordinance concerning the general welfare of the County.

 

As administrators, County Commissioners are responsible for:
  • Public roads and public works programs;
  • Public health services;
  • Planning and zoning of unincorporated areas;
  • Emergency Services or civil defense programs;
  • County park and recreation systems
  • Other services and programs, which are not clearly the responsibility of other elected County officials.
Commissioners serve on a variety of multi-county boards, state boards, and/or national committees, with other public officials and private citizens.

 

Commissioners are also responsible for appointing members of many County boards and commissions (for example, the Board of Equalization, and Civil Service Commission).

 

Meetings: The Board of Commissioners generally meets each Monday and Tuesday for regularly scheduled agenda items. The remainder of the week is spent with individual committee assignments and constituent appointments.

 

A weekly Public Comment Period is scheduled every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. to give the general public an opportunity to present concerns or discuss areas of interest with all three Commissioners.

 

Agendas are available on the web site in the “Agenda” section. Or you may listen to a recorded agenda for the upcoming week by calling (360)416-1316.

 

Commissioner sessions may be viewed live on the County web site. They are also telecast live on Comcast, Channel 21, and Wave broadband, Channel 21.

 

Assessor

Dave Thomas (R)

Phone: (360)416-1780

 

Fax: (360)416-1790
email: assessor@co.skagit.wa.us

 

Address: 700 South 2nd Street, Room 204, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Web Page: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Assessor

 

Term: Four years

 

Election Year: General Election 2014, 2018, etc.

 

Duties: The assessor acts as an agent for the Washington State Department of Revenue and is responsible for administering the property tax system for the county. This process involves establishing real and personal property values for distributing taxes for each tax district, as well as reviewing each tax district’s budget request to assure all legal requirements and limitations are met. The assessor also administers and monitors compliance for recipients of tax benefit programs, such as the Senior Citizen and Disabled Exemption program and the various Current Use programs for properties used for agriculture, timber and open space.

 

Auditor

Sandra Perkins (D)

Phone: (360)416-1700
Fax: (360)416-1698

 

Address: 700 South 2nd Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1306 Administration Building, Room 201, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

 

Web Page: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Auditor
Term: Four years

 

Election Year: General Election 2018, etc.

 

Duties: In Washington State the duties of the County Auditor embrace a wide range of services to the public, including:
  • Accounting – comprised of Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Financial Reporting
  • Accounts Payable; The Accounts Payable division’s audit function provides an independent and impartial review of invoices for legitimate expenditures of County funds. Once the auditing function is completed, the Accounts Payable division processes warrants for payment of the invoices processed for that time period.
  • Payroll; The Payroll division is responsible for the production of the County payroll, processing the related transactions and reports, and generation of County employee pay checks.
  • Reporting; The County Auditor’s Accounting Division supports the financial reporting needs of the Board of County Commissioners, produces the Annual Financial Report, and serves an integral role in the development and implementation of the annual County budget pro-cess and production of the budget document.
  • Elections
  • Marriage Licensing
  • Recording: The County Auditor’s responsibility is limited to ensuring the document is legible; the document is correctly formatted; the instrument contains the document title; the indexing information is complete; the appropriate fees are collected.
  • Vehicle/Vessel Licensing
Clerk

Melissa Beaton (D)

Phone: (360)416-1800

 

Address: 205 West Kinkaid Street, Room 103, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Web Page: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Clerk

 

Term: Four Years

 

Elected: General Election 2018, etc.

 

Duties: The County Clerk is an Executive Branch position and is the administrative and financial officer of Superior Court. Specific functions include:
  • Administrator of Court Records and Exhibits – The Clerk receives, processes and permanently preserves all documents presented in a Superior Court cause of action.
  • Financial Officer of the Court – The Clerk collects statutory fees, fines, victim restitution and trust funds. The trust account for monies received is maintained by the Clerk and disbursed upon court order.
  • Quasi-judicial Officer – The Clerk exercises quasi-judicial functions (to exercise discretion of a judicial nature) for the issuance of writs, subpoenas, warrants of arrest, letters testamentary and other court related orders.
  • Ex Officio Clerk of the Court – Under the Constitution of the Sate of Washington the Clerk has the title of “ex officio clerk of the court.” This requires the Clerk’s presence at all court sessions for the purpose of establishing an independent record of each hearing called “Minutes” which are available to the public. The Clerk must also be present at every court hearing or trial to receive and keep a record of all exhibits (evidence) entered by the parties.
Coroner

Hayley Thompson (D)

Phone: (360)416-1996

 

email: coroner@co.skagit.wa.us
Address: 116 South 11th Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

 

Web Page: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Coroner
Term: Four years

 

Elected: General Election 2014, 2018, etc.

 

Duties: The primary purpose of the Skagit County Coroner’s Office is to determine the cause and manner of death of persons who die suddenly, violently, or unexpectedly while in apparent good health within the geographic boundaries of the county.

 

The Coroner’s Office responds to various death scenes, confirms identification, assists with autopsies and medical examinations, locates and notifies next of kin, reviews and certifies death certificates, and carries out any other requirements regarding deaths that fall under the jurisdiction of the Coroner.

 

The Skagit County Coroner’s Office is instrumental in the investigation of a death as well as the prevention of deaths. The Coroner’s Office works with community partners to adopt a proactive approach to reducing preventable deaths.

 

The Skagit County Coroner’s Office works with NAMUS (National Missing and Unidentified Persons System) regarding unidentified, missing, and unclaimed cases that have fallen under the jurisdiction of the Coroner. This office will disclose information about unidentified and unclaimed cases online in an effort to resolve each case.

 

Prosecuting Attorney

Rich Weyrich (D)

Phone: (360)416-1600
email: prosecutor@co.skagit.wa.us

 

Address: 605 South 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Web Page: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/ProsecutingAttorney

 

Term: Four years

 

Elected: General Election 2014, 2018, etc.

 

Qualifications: [Must be] a qualified elector [of their county], and [have] been admitted as an attorney and counselor of the courts of this state. (RCW 36.27.010)

 

Duties: The duties of Prosecuting Attorney include:
  • Criminal Division
    • Provides assistance to the victims of crime.
    • Advises law enforcement agencies on legal and investigative matters.
    • Determines if criminal charges should be filed against a person.
    • Prosecutes criminal cases in District, Juvenile, and Superior Court, represents the State in all criminal appeals.
  • Civil Division
    • Provides legal advice to all County departments, department heads, and elected officials.
    • Reviews Contracts and Agreements to which the County is a party.
    • Defends the County in suits filed against it.
    • Files civil actions enforcing County ordinances.
    • Represents the State in mental health and other civil commitment proceedings.
  • Family Support Division
    • Handles only matters referred by the Division of Child Support.
    • Establishes paternity so the State can collect child support payments.
    • Obtains Court orders requiring nonsupporting parents to make support payments.
    • Monitors support orders for compliance.
    • Represents the State in proceedings to modify orders.
    • Defends Division of Child Support in its effort to collect child support.
Sheriff

Don McDermott (D)

Phone: (360)416-1911

 

Fax: (360)336-9455
email: sheriff@co.skagit.wa.us

 

Address: 600 South 3rd Street, Suite 100 Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Web Page: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Sheriff

 

Term:  Four years

 

Elected: General Election 2018, etc.

 

Qualifications:
[Must have] within twelve months of assuming office, a certificate of completion of a basic law enforcement training program which complies with standards adopted by the criminal justice training commission. (RCW 36.28.030)

 

Duties: The sheriff is the chief executive officer and conservator of the peace of the county. In the execution of his or her office, he or she and his or her deputies:
  1. Shall arrest and commit to prison all persons who break the peace, or attempt to break it, and all persons guilty of public offenses;
  2. Shall defend the county against those who, by riot or otherwise, endanger the public peace or safety;
  3. Shall execute the process and orders of the courts of justice or judicial officers, when delivered for that purpose, according to law;
  4. Shall execute all warrants delivered for that purpose by other public officers, according to the provisions of particular statutes;
  5. Shall attend the sessions of the courts of record held within the county, and obey their lawful orders or directions;
  6. Shall keep and preserve the peace in their respective counties, and quiet and suppress all affrays, riots, unlawful assemblies and insurrections, for which purpose, and for the service of process in civil or criminal cases, and in apprehending or securing any person for felony or  breach of the peace, they may call to their aid such persons, or power of their county as they may deem necessary. (RCW 36.28.010)
Treasurer

Jackie Brunson (D)

Phone: (360)416-1750

 

email: treasurer@co.skagit.wa.us
Address: 700 South 2nd Street, Room 205 Mount Vernon, WA 98273

 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 518, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Web Page: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/Treasurer

 

Term: Four years

 

Elected: General Election 2018, etc.

 

Duties: The Treasurer’s role is regional, focusing largely on the various taxing districts in Skagit County. Among the office’s responsibilities are bill and collect all real and personal property taxes for the county, cities and districts; play a key role with our mortgage, title, real estate companies and legal community through processing of real estate excise affidavits; issue all mobile home moving permits; serve as loan administrator for the Water Quality Improvement Loan Program making low cost Department of Ecology funds available to Skagit County citizens to replace failing septic systems; carry out foreclosure, tax title and surplus property tax sales as well as the financial administration of the yearly county equipment  surplus auction; perform audits on sales tax paid and motor vehicle licenses issued in Skagit County, with thousands of dollars erroneously coded being reallocated back to the county by the Departments of Revenue and Licensing; investment of all public funds.

 

District Court Judges

 

Phone: (360)416-1250
Fax: (360)416-1251

 

email: districtcourt@co.skagit.wa.us
Address: Larry E. Moller Public Safety Building, 600 South 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 340, Mount Vernon, Way 98273
Web Page: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/DistrictCourt

 

Members: Three judges
Term: Four years

 

Elected: General Election 2014, 2018, etc.

 

Qualifications: Registered voter of district court district and electoral district, if any; and a lawyer admitted to practice law in the state of Washington; or, in those districts having  population of less than five thousand persons, a person who has taken and passed…the qualifying examination for a lay candidate for judicial officer as provided by rule of the supreme court. (RCW 3.34.060)

 

Duties: The District Court hears traffic infractions; misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors; civil claims to $100,000; small claims to $5,000; protection orders; name change petitions; dangerous dog hearings; vehicle impound hearings.

 

Superior Court Judges

 

Phone: (360)416-1200

 

Address: 205 West Kincaid Street, Room 202, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Web Page: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/SuperiorCourt

 

Members: Four judges
Term: Four years

 

Elected: General Election 2016, 2020, etc.

 

Qualifications: [They] shall have been admitted to practice in the courts of record of this state, or of the Territory of Washington. (WA State Constitution Art. 4 Section 17)

 

Duties: The Superior Court hears felony criminal; civil; dissolution and custody; juvenile court proceedings; paternity cases/adoption matters; probates; mental commitment proceedings.

 

 

Superior Court Judges
Skagit County Superior Court
205 W. Kincaid, Room 202
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-416-1200
Position 1
Brian Stiles 1/2017-12/2020
Position 2
Laura Riquelme 1/2017-12/2020
Position 3
David Svaren 1/2017-12/2020
Position 4
Dave Needy 1/2017-12/2020

 

District Court Judges
Skagit County District Court
PO Box 340
600 S. Third
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: 360-416-1250
Email: districtcourt@co.skagit.wa.us
Position 1
Warren Gilbert /2019-12/2022
Position 2
Dianne Goddard 1/2019-12/2022
Position 3 – new position in 2016
Tom Verge 1/2019-12/2022