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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

July 29, 2017 @ 9:05 am – 9:10 am
Skagit Valley Malting Auditorium (SVMA)

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Coongresswoman DelBene represents Washington’s First Congressional District, which spans from northeast King County to the Canadian border, and includes more than 3,000 farms throughout parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

First sworn into the House of Representatives on Nov. 13, 2012, Suzan brings a unique voice to the nation’s capital, with more than two decades of experience as a successful technology entrepreneur and business leader. Suzan takes on a wide range of challenges both in Congress and in the First District and is a leader on issues of technologyhealth and agriculture.

As a former member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Suzan played a leading role in crafting the 2014 Farm Bill, which included unprecedented increases in funding for research and programs that support Washington state’s specialty crop growers and organic farms and critical funding for conservation and alternative energy programs. She was also able to secure $200 million to expand job-training opportunities for those relying on nutrition assistance, including $22 million for Washington.

Suzan currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Budget Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax and trade policies as well as funding for rural programs – all critical issues to our nation’s farmers.