Warnick sidelined by equestrian accident

Published in today’s Everett Herald legislative blog, “The Petri Dish” (http://heraldnet.com/section/BLOG13)

Warnick sidelined by equestrian accident

Jerry Cornfield

Republican Rep. Judy Warnick is recovering from injuries suffered when she was thrown from a horse.

The Moses Lake Republican writes on her legislative web site:

“I want you to hear from me that I was in a horse accident this weekend and broke my pelvis in two places. I was taken to the emergency room at Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake. From there, I was taken to Spokane. I am so appreciative of all the care I received at both facilities! The doctors decided I do not need surgery, which is good news. I will be recovering for some time, and have a set of wheels around with me.

While she’s out, House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, will take her spot on the House Capital Budget Committee, according to the chairman of the caucus, Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish.

Kristiansen said it’s a bit unusual for the House Minority leader to be given this task but it is a critical time when the proposed budget is getting finalized.

And it may not last too long.

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About Linda Schactler

Linda is the former Director of Communications for the Washington State Senate, and former deputy director of the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board. From 2000 through 2010 Linda was the proprietor of Schactler Communications, an Olympia-based public affairs business. She holds a master of arts in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Linda can be reached at her Ellensburg office schactler@cwu.edu, 509-963-1384, or on her cell phone, 509-607-4103.
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