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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I want to share this brief, but very important email update with you today. Yesterday, Feb. 24, the state House of Representatives voted on House Bill 1068. Unfortunately, the bill, which would exempt election security information from public records disclosure, passed the House floor. I voted no!

This legislation is presented as a “solution” to help protect our elections from cyber attacks. However, it will leverage a long-debunked security ideology (security by ignorance) in an attempt to take away your rights. It will not make state systems more secure; it will give us a false sense of security. Click on the image below to see my speech explaining all the reasons why this bill is bad for Washington.

If you'd prefer to read a more robust write-up on this bill, you can do so here.

This is an important issue that could get overlooked with so many other policies being worked on this session. But I wanted to make sure you knew about it because it would negatively impact you. I will continue to fight against it.

Thank you for your support. Please continue reaching out to me and sharing your concerns. You can contact me by phone and email, as well as via Zoom. I can also be reached in-district at 360-480-5970. I'm here to represent you.

In honor,


Jesse Young

State Representative Jesse Young, 26th Legislative District
468 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7964 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000