Maralyn Chase: State Representative #1, District 32
Rep. Chase is a champion for renewable energy who last session wrote legislation creating incentives for residential solar installations. Her work on the Economic Development, Agriculture, and Trade Committee has also been crucial, leading to vastly improved bills to preserve clean water by preventing release of toxic chemicals.
Chase is a constant source of progressive initiatives in the House caucus, demonstrating commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels, and climate change. Her priorities for the 2007 session include enacting statewide compliance with the Kyoto protocols on greenhouse gases, establishing a commercial solar facility on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and fighting a proposed coal plant near Longview.