She’s a mom and economics prof

  WHATCOM ­—  Sharon Shewmake, incumbent 42nd Legislative District state representative, held a reelection campaign kick-off via Zoom on May 19.

  Rep. Shewmake was to be joined by former Lummi Nation chair Jay Julius. Shewmake was slated to give an update of the 2020 legislative session and now her campaign, and take live questions from remote attendees.

  Then all could participate in a fun session of “ZoomGo” (bingo over Zoom) of localized trivia topics.

  Sharon Shewmake is in her first term in Position 2 from the Whatcom County district in the state legislature. She is a mother and a professor of economics at Western Washington University and is active in the Lettered Streets Neighborhood Association. 

  In her first year, Rep. Shewmake was appointed vice chair of the House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and is also a member of the House Environment Committee.

  She cites as accomplishments she was involved in: passage of the Rural Childcare Access Act, a natural gas safety bill and funding to support the Kendall Trail, the Opportunity Council’s Childcare Retention and Expansion program, Star Park in Ferndale, Ramstead Regional Park in Everson, removing the dam on the Middle Fork of the Nooksack River, and UnityCare NW’s new facility in Ferndale.

  Shewmake wants to see long-term, steady economic growth that is consistent with public health, environmental protection and respect for all members of our society.