North Olympic Peninsula’s state lawmakers look back at session with pleasure

OLYMPIA — Rep. Kevin Van De Wege is pleased with 60-day legislative session that adjourned Thursday night.

“Everything turned out well. I think the Peninsula did well,” he said from the Clallam County Fire District No. 3 station in Sequim where he works as a firefighter and paramedic when he’s not in Olympia.

Van De Wege, D-Sequim, along with Rep. Lynn Kessler, D-Hoquiam, and Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, represents the 24th District, which covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and the top third of Grays Harbor County.

The Legislature adjourned Thursday to end a 60-day session that included only supplemental transportation, capital and operating budgets and few major policy battles.

The next session of the Legislature begins in January 2009.

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