EDMONDS, Wash., February 17, 2022 – Janelle Cass announces she will be running against incumbent Marko Liias for senate in the 21st Legislative District – Edmonds, Mukilteo, Lynnwood, and South Everett. Janelle is a United States Air Force veteran and Edmonds business owner who serves on the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the Edmonds Tree Board.
Janelle is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering. After her Air Force service, she worked for 12 years in the FAA managing millions of tax dollars for environmental protection projects. These included minimizing the impacts of airplane noise and reducing hundreds of thousands of tons of emissions.
Janelle’s expertise in creating positive outcomes by unifying diverse entities including residents, major airlines, management, unions, Tribal Nation Leaders, Dept of Ecology, and other federal and state organizations, make her uniquely qualified to address many of the problems facing our communities and state today.
“People are upset by the bad legislation coming out of Olympia, which is putting undue burden on families and individuals. Anti-police and soft-on-crime laws coming from the majority party contribute directly to escalating crime and more drug addicts in our state,” Cass stated.
“High taxes are negatively impacting all of us. The incumbent was a prime sponsor of ST3, which has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, resulting in higher property taxes, car tabs and sales taxes. Now countless millions in excess spending is being proposed by the sitting senator for transit projects, including electric ferries. These types of ‘feel-good’ bills are cumbersome on residents and are ignoring real problems in our communities, rather than truly addressing improvement in things that matter in our everyday lives.”
Janelle Cass is a strong advocate for resolving addiction and homelessness in our county, keeping single-family residential zoning laws at the local level to maintain residents’ ability to determine the needs of their own neighborhoods, and for returning our educational system’s focus back on academic success.
Cass feels her experience will help bridge the divide between both sides of the aisle in Olympia to provide positive results for the people in the 21st LD.
Her environmental background, common sense approach and out-of-the-box problem solving will bring a fresh perspective to ongoing issues. Janelle Cass is running as a Republican senate candidate and has been endorsed by Senate Republican Leader John Braun.
For more information on Janelle Cass’s platform, please visit www.JanelleCass.com.