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State Representative and energy technology expert Jeff Morris, who posted a selfie with fellow House member Kris Lytton on Facebook, has been re-elected to chair the House Technology & Economic Development Committee.

Morris is a leading national voice in the development of new energy technology and policy. In addition to his work in the state legislature, Morris was recently appointed as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy, where he advises the department on translating research and development into real-world energy policies.

“This is a critical time for the development and implementation of new energy policies and technology,” said Morris. “Technology is finally coming to our electric grid and changing the nature of a business that has been the same for more than a hundred years.”

Morris also serves as a co-chair for the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Task Force on Energy Supply.

Along with a robust energy agenda, Morris plans to introduce a bill that would limit corporations’ access to a consumer’s biometric data as well as reintroduce his drone privacy bill, which was passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote in the House but never received a vote in the Senate (HB 2178).

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

450 Skagit Cases (+4)
<30 Cases in ZIP 98221

51 Hospitalizations (+0)
15 Deaths (+0)
307 Recovered
Tested -Not reported
Positive -Not reported

22,993 Cases Statewide (+264)
3,639 Hospitalizations (+24)

1,149 Deaths Statewide (+11)
390,863 Total Tests Statewide
5.9% Positive

Updated 6:00 pm June 5, 2020

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County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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