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Rolfes named to education, veterans, ecosystem panels
OLYMPIA – Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, was appointed to an eight-member Joint Select Committee to Address School Funding, which will serve as a bridge between the court and the Legislature in the work to improve education funding.
Rolfes is also vice chairwoman of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee.
Additionally, Rolfes was named to the Joint Select Committee on Education Accountability, which will consider how the state addresses schools that persistently fail to show improvement in student achievement.
Rolfes, who has sponsored a number of bills addressing veterans’ issues, will also serve on the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs. She was also appointed to the Ecosystem Coordination Board. The board advises the leadership of the Puget Sound Partnership, the state agency charged with coordinating cleanup efforts across the sound.
Rolfes is running for reelection this year. She is challenged by Republican Bret A. Treadwell of Indianola, CEO of seminar company Butterfly Global.