TEV is pleased to endorse Laurie Dolan for State Representative in the 22nd Legislative District, Position 1. In doing so, we are joined by our friends at Washington Conservation Voters, as well as a wide range of progressive organizations including the Washington State Labor Council, the Washington Federation of State Employees, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, and the Washington Education Association. Laurie’s experience as policy director for Governor Gregoire makes her extremely well-qualified to advocate in the legislature on behalf of Thurston County. While with the Gregoire administration, Laurie helped create the Western States Climate Change Initiative and the Puget Sound Partnership. Dolan puts addressing climate change at the top of her list of environmental concerns, but she is clear that her top priority is to help create a lasting solution to Washington State’s perennial revenue crisis. We at TEV agree that the failure to fund a wide range of environmental programs is steadily undermining our state’s treasured status as a leader in environmental policy. We look forward to working with Laurie to strengthen Washington’s ability to protect and preserve our environment.