Sen. Rolfes will sit on COVID-19 economic recovery committee

Washington State Sen. Christine Rolfes, representing Kitsap’s 23rd legislative district, will be part of the bipartisan Special Committee on Economic Recovery, which will guide the state Legislature’s next moves in responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Rolfes, a Bainbridge Island Democrat, along with her colleagues — three other Democrats and three Republicans for a total of seven members — will hold the committee’s first meeting in June, where they will put together recommendations on COVID-19 recovery legislation either for the 2021 state legislative session or if there is a special session in Olympia later this year.

The committee will focus on getting the economy back on track and recovery from the pandemic.

“There is no playbook for a crisis of this magnitude, but we must find a viable path forward to recovery for workers, businesses and households,” Rolfes said. “People want us to look forward and find solutions that will get our state back on track – and that’s exactly what this group will try to do. I’m looking forward to getting to work to help develop effective and innovative approaches to an unprecedented challenge.”