June 18, 2024

Sen. Padden’s office and Spokane Conservation District hosting pollinator-habitat workshop June 25 

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers June 18, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Area landscapers, home builders and others who plant shrubs are invited to attend a free pollinator-habitat workshop on Tuesday, June 25, that the Spokane Conservation...
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June 06, 2024

Sen. Mike Padden Honored with Prestigious Statesmanship Legacy Award

Modern Electric Water Company proudly announced the presentation of the prestigious Statesmanship Legacy Award to Washington State Senator Mike Padden in recognition of his exceptional 28-year tenure in the Washington State Legislature. The award ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 4, during the Washington Rural Electric Cooperative Association Energy Summit,...
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June 06, 2024

Padden hopes traffic deaths, crime will drop as initiative restoring police pursuits goes into effect

Today marks the day when Initiative 2113, which restores police pursuits in Washington, goes into effect. State Sen. Mike Padden said the initiative, which was approved by the Legislature last March, should results in fewer traffic deaths in the state. “Washington state is experiencing an increase in fatal and serious-injury...
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June 05, 2024

Sen. Padden’s office and Spokane Conservation District hosting pollinator-habitat workshop June 25

Area landscapers and other businesses or people who plant shrubs are invited to attend a free pollinator-habitat workshop on Tuesday, June 25, sponsored by 4th District state Sen. Mike Padden and the Spokane Conservation District. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Spokane Conservation District...
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May 30, 2024

Honored to receive award from law-enforcement group

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers May 30, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Throughout my combined 28 years as a state legislator (15 sessions in the House from 1981 to 1995 and the past 13 sessions in the...
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May 17, 2024

Washington reaches highest number of traffic fatalities in 33 years

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers May 17, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Our state is experiencing an increase in fatal and serious-injury crashes on our roads and highways that is shocking and heartbreaking. We’re failing to protect...
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May 01, 2024

Washington ranked 8th most dangerous state, according to FBI crime report

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers May 1, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, In recent years reports show crime is worsening in Washington. The latest indication that our state’s crime problem is growing more dire is found in...
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April 16, 2024

Retiring after serving 12 years in the Senate

Dear friends and neighbors, It has been a real honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 4th District in the state Senate since 2011. After much thought and discussion with my wife, Laura, the time has come for me to retire from the Washington State Senate.   I have appreciated...
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April 03, 2024

Padden will not seek reelection to 4th District Senate seat

After serving in the Washington State Senate since 2011, Sen. Mike Padden announced today that he will not seek reelection to his 4th Legislative District seat this year. “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve our 4th District in the state Senate these past dozen years,” said...
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