Washington State Legislative Districts. The 10th LD is located south of the 40th and to the west of the 39th.
The 10th Legislative District is in North Puget Sound area of Washington State. It includes North Snohomish County, all of Island County and the southwest corner of Skagit County. The District is made up of three large islands, rural farmland, and unincorporated communities. The towns of Stanwood, Arlington, Lakewood, and parts of north Marysville are in Snohomish County; Conway, Anacortes and parts of Mount Vernon are in Skagit County; Langley Freeland, Coupeville and Oak Harbor are on Whidbey Island. Camano Island has no incorporated areas.
Whidbey Island and Camano Island are large, long narrow islands with beautiful views of Saratoga Passage and Port Susan and have wonderful parks, recreation area and arts communities. Fidalgo Island in Skagit County is the northern gateway to Whidbey Island. You can drive from the mainland to Camano Island through Stanwood, and to Whidbey Island through Fidalgo Island. From the south, Whidbey Island is a ferryboat ride from Mukilteo on the mainland to Clinton on south Whidbey Island. Oak Harbor is the home of the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and the large naval community associated with supporting the navy.
Politically, the 10th Legislative District is considered a swing district. Dave Paul was first elected as one of our state representatives in 2018, our first Democrat elected to that post in 20 years. He was reelected in 2020. Unfortunately, our other democratic candidates did not win their 2020 elections. The state senator and the other representative are still in republican hands.
We generally start our meetings with a Land Acknowledgement.
The Democrats of the 10th Legislative District wish to acknowledge that we gather together to state our values on lands that have been stewarded through many centuries by the ancestors and descendants of Tribal Nations who have been here since time immemorial. We honor the communities native to this area, the Lower Skagit, Swinomish, Samish, Snohomish, Stillaguamish and Suquamish peoples and recognize that our country was built on Indigenous homelands. We pay our respects to the millions of Indigenous people throughout history who have protected the lands, waters, and animals.