Investments in our Community

“The best part of serving as your state representative is having the opportunity to listen to you and advocate for you in Olympia. Over the last two years, I’ve met with many of you to learn what projects would have the most meaningful impact for our region.”






“Dave truly came through with legislative support for the Anacortes Family Center, making a substantial investment in desperately needed childcare and affordable housing in our community. Dave used his outstanding ability to partner and persuade to get things done.” Dustin Johnson, Executive Director, Anacortes Family Center

$720,000 for the La Conner Library in 2019, in addition to the $500,000 allocated in 2018.

The new La Conner Library is “a momentous accomplishment for a library district with a population of some 4,800 people…newly elected Reps. Dave Paul and Debra Lekanoff joined the effort for a second appropriation, this time of $720,000.”(La Conner Weekly News)

Dave Paul secured funding for community transportation projects, like the Ken’s Corner to Clinton Trail, and brought state transportation leaders to our community to see first-hand the importance of keeping people and goods moving.(Whidbey News Times)

$1 million for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve to protect historic structures within the Reserve.

Experts agree that these investments “will go a long ways toward repairing and protecting many of the structures that are intrinsic to the rich history and cultural landscape of Central Whidbey.” (Whidbey News-Times)

$1 million for upgrades to Skagit County’s emergency communication system to improve public safety and better protect first responders.

The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office stated the emergency communications equipment “will be a game changer” for first responders. Skagit Valley Herald

“The commissioners’ major concern during the last session was public safety…Thanks to the hard work of the Skagit County delegation, led by Rep. Dave Paul” Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki. Skagit Valley Herald

Wiley Slough Dike Project

$972,000 in 2020 for upgrades to Wiley Slough to improve flood protection systems in the Skagit wildlife area. The project helps protect valuable farmland, and its success is critical for future restoration projects.

(Capital Press)