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Sending legislators to session

Couture joins Griffey, MacEwen in Olympia


January 12, 2023

Gordon Weeks

State Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, left, and state Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, share their thoughts on the 2023 legislative session at a sendoff breakfast Jan. 5 at the Shelton Yacht Club.

On Monday, Union resident Drew MacEwen arrived at the 105-day legislative session in Olympia as a state senator, while Allyn resident Travis Couture took a seat as his replacement as a state representative representing District 35, Position 2.

Along with fellow 35th District Rep. Dan Griffey of Allyn (Position 1), the trio of Republicans are members of the minority party in both the state House and Senate.

"This delegation is not going to be able to make policy changes in the makeup of this Legislature, that's not reality," MacEwen said Jan. 5 at a legislative sendoff breakfast at the Shelt...

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