Rolfes gets her new Senate appointments

Newly-anointed state Senator Christine Rolfes was named to Senate education, environment and transportation committees this week.

Rolfes, who is taking over the Senate seat vacated by fellow Bainbridge Islander Phil Rockefeller, said the committees are a good match with the work she did in the state House of Representatives.

For more information, read the press release below.

Rolfes named to education, environment, transportation committees

OLYMPIA — Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, will serve as the vice-chair of the state Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education and Environment, Water & Energy Committees, as well as represent her district on the important Transportation Committee.

“I’ve got two daughters in middle school right now, and I know how important providing a good education is to parents, our local communities, and our entire state,” said Rolfes. “It’s an honor to help lead the committee that will take on the issues facing our education system.

“We all want clean skies, clean waters and well-managed natural resources,” Rolfes added. “In Kitsap County we know that a strong transportation system is the bedrock of our economy. I look forward to representing the people of the 23rd District on the committees that will address the challenges ahead in these critical areas.”

Rolfes was appointed to her Senate seat July 20. Prior to her appointment, she had represented the common-sense values of the 23rd District in the House of Representatives since 2007. She’s worked on behalf of Washington families, providing leadership on ferry reform, military-family issues, protecting Puget Sound, and public education.