Advocacy

City of Burlington
Skagit County

Skagit County Commissioners
Ron Wesen, District 1
Ken Dahlstedt, District 2
Lisa Janicki, District 3
commissioners@co.skagit.wa.us

10th Legislative District
Norma Smith (R)
Dave Hayes (R)
Represents all of Island County and part of Skagit and Snohomish Counties, including the cities of La Conner, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Langley, Stanwood and part of Mount Vernon.

39th Legislative District
Dan Kristiansen (R)
John Koster (R)
Represents the eastern part of Skagit and Snohomish counties, and the northeast part of King County including Sedro Woolley, Concrete, Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Monroe, Sultan, Gold Bar Index, Skykomish and part of Marysville.

40th Legislative District
Kristine Lytton (D)
Jeff Morris (D)
Represents San Juan, and part of Skagit and Whatcom counties including Anacortes, Burlington and part of Bellingham and Mount Vernon.

2nd Congressional District
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Senators
Sen. Patty Murray (D)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D)
Representative
Rep. Rick Larsen (D)

 

State and Federal Links

Washington State Public Disclosure Commission
The PDC provides timely and meaningful public access to information about the political campaigns, lobbyist expenditures, and the financial affairs of public officials and candidates.

Washington State Legislature
Access to House of Representatives and Senate personnel pages, legislative information, and bill tracking.

Federal Regulatory Agencies / U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
Federal immigration regulations, forms, review filing fees, instructions for employee hiring/verification and reporting requirements.

Federal Register
The official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential documents.

Commerce Dept – Int’l Trade Administration
A comprehensive resource for information on all U.S. Federal Government export assistance programs.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Information and resources to aid compliance with federal health and safety regulations.

Environmental Protection Agency
Federal regulations affecting environmental and natural resources, waste disposal, air and water quality, obtain regulatory updates, find regional staff and offices, local assistance programs, get news, etc.


Taxes and Employment

Department of Labor
Comply with federal labor regulations, forms, access to online library and more.

Employment Security Department
Washington State Employment Security Department
Unemployment insurance forms and information.

Internal Revenue Service
Forms, information, and tax advice.

Washington State Dept of Revenue
Forms, information, and tax advice.

Washington State Dept of Labor & Industry
Forms, information, and advice on industrial insurance and WISHA.


Transportation Organization & Links

Washington State Transportation
Washington State Dept of Transportation
WA Senate Transportation Committee

WA House Transportation Committee
WA state house transportation proceedings.

Skagit Transit
Skagit transit information, routes, policy issues.


State & Local Government Research

Washington Research Council
Provides independent information on state and local government in WA state.

Washington Policy Center
A non-partisan, free-market, state-based think tank in Seattle that publishes studies, sponsors events and conferences and educates citizens on public policy issues facing WA state.

Washington Roundtable
The WA Roundtable is composed of 40 CEOs and citizen members. It was formed in 1983 to study and make recommendations on critical public policy issues affecting the state.

Competitiveness Issues
Association of Washington Business
The statewide business organization, representing member businesses. A great site for legislative issues, voting records, and the current take on the state’s business climate.

State & Local Government Research
Washington Research Council
Provides independent information on state and local government in WA state.

Washington Policy Center
A non-partisan, free-market, state-based think tank in Seattle that publishes studies, sponsors events and conferences and educates citizens on public policy issues facing WA state.

Washington Roundtable
The WA Roundtable is composed of 40 CEOs and citizen members. It was formed in 1983 to study and make recommendations on critical public policy issues affecting the state.

Competitiveness Issues
Association of Washington Business
A statewide business organization, representing member businesses. A great site for legislative issues, voting records, and the current take on the state’s business climate.


Hospitality

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Sites
Washington State Hotel Lobbying Assn.
Washington Restaurant Assn.

Tourism
State tourism web site.

Business Resource Center
Business Development
Business Resource Center
Small Business Resource Center
The Business Resource Center offers a “Getting Started” packet, a lending library, a computer lab with internet access, free one-on-one business counseling and a plethora of workshops.

Business Development
Economic Development Association of Skagit County
EDASC is a local agency that assists businesses in a number of ways, including one-on-one counseling, hosting networking events, and providing demographics and information.