College Bound Scholarship students meet in Senate chamber>>

A group for College Bound Scholarship students gather in the Senate chamber with Lt. Governor Owen as part of the recent State Need Grant Advocacy Day. The lieutenant governor explained his role in the legislative process to the students.

2015 is Year of the Sheep >>

Goan shi fa tai! Feb. 19 marks the Chinese New Year which falls on Thursday this week. The office of lieutenant governor wishes you a safe, healthy and prosperous Year of the Sheep. (Sheep herd grazing, 1920-1930, Asahel Curtis, Washington State Archives)

Meeting with official from Yangzhou

Lt. Governor Owen met on Feb. 24 with Emily Yuan, representing the Foreign Affairs Office of the Yangzhou Muncipal Peoples Government in China and John Holt, co-chair of the Kent Yangzhou Sister City Committee. The city of Yangzhou is celebrating its 2500 anniversary this year. Yuan and Holt are working to establish closer economic, educational and cultural ties between Yangzhou and Washington state.

Homeschoolers get a civics course

The annual Home Educator’s Day reminds lawmakers to keep the homeschooled youth of our state in mind while determining education standards and funding. Over 30 students from across Washington visited with Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen and presented him with one of their 157 homemade apple pies.

Prevention Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen addresses a high school student from Mercer Island on Feb. 16. The group of students were in Olympia for Prevention Advocacy Day. Each group is working to eradicate underage drinking and drug use in their communities across Washington.

Our Senate Page performs the Chinese flute>>

This week Lt. Governor Owen sponsored gifted Chinese flautist Lynn Chou of Bothell as a Senate Page. Lynn and fellow page and cellist Sophia Cho performed an impromptu recital in the rotunda of the Capitol on Feb. 20.

Twenty-seven honored during joint memorial session>>

Lt. Governor Owen presided over a joint session of the Legislature on Feb. 18 for its biennial ceremony honoring lawmakers who have died in the past two years. The somber joint session honored 27 in all.


Northwest Harvest receives a ton of apples as a result of friendly Super Bowl wager

Northwest Harvest was one of the big winners of the lieutenant governor’s recent wager with Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito over the outcome of the Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and

Lynn Chou serves as page in state Senate

Lynn Chou of Bothell served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Feb. 16, sponsored by Lt. Governor Brad Owen. “It was a pleasure to sponsor Lynn

Event to benefit restoration, preservation of Capitol furnishings

An event to benefit the restoration and preservation of historic furnishings in the state Capitol is set from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Governor’s Executive Residence. The public

Happy Chinese New Year

Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen would like to wish a happy Chinese New Year, or in Mandarin, goan shi fa tai, to our many citizens of Washington state who are celebrating the Year