Big week for Probst

State Rep. Tim Probst, D-Vancouver, scored a double coup this week in his campaign for a second term representing the 17th Legislative District.

Probst was one of only 10 state legislators to win the endorsement of the League of Education Voters, a statewide education advocacy group. He was singled out for his role in passage of the Opportunity Express Act, which aims to train thousands of unemployed young people and help them find jobs.

The League said those endorsed “have a record of leadership in the Legislature on educational issues and have made improving outcomes for all children their top priority.”

Also this week, Probst announced that House Speaker Frank Chopp will attend his campaign kickoff at a private home in Vancouver June 7 as the guest of honor. Chopp, a Seattle Democrat, rarely sets foot in Southwest Washington. His willingness to stump for Probst is an indication of just how much influence the freshman has gained during two short years in Olympia.

Kathie Durbin

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