When Senator Ericksen passed away last December, it was very shocking and many wondered who would take his place. I had had the privilege of working for Sen. Ericksen on several campaigns and in Olympia as his session aide one year. So I was very interested to see who would serve next as Senator.
When Simon Sefzik was appointed to serve as Senator by the County Council in January, many people wondered how it would go. A 22 year old serving as Senator? I even had friends from Olympia contacting me, asking what was going on.
Through a series of events, I ended up working remotely as a session aide for Senator Sefzik in the 2022 session. I got to see first hand his uncompromising character, strong work ethic, and amazing speaking skills in action on the Senate floor, in Senate Committee Hearings, and in our community.
As you decide who to vote for in the primary election, I ask you, as he puts it, to not judge him by his age, but by his character and the quality of his work.
I'm not asking for you to blindly support Simon, but that you give him a hearing. Come and meet him at one of his events, or give him a call at (360) 201-7610, hear what he has to say, and judge for yourself! I don't think you will be disappointed.
Melodie Kirk, Sumas