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As we continue through Day 24 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session, I wanted to take a few minutes to give you an update on my bills and emerging issues in...

Feb. 6, 2019

It is an honor to be back at the state Capitol, representing the citizens of our great 17th Legislative District! The 2019 legislative session opened Monday, Jan. 14. This year's session...

Jan. 24, 2019

Although the Legislature adjourned on March 8, I work for you throughout the year. Recently, I sent out an after-session legislative review to citizens throughout the 17th District. There is also...

May 11, 2018

The scheduled 60-day legislative session ended on March 8. For the first time since 2014, we adjourned on schedule. In this email update, I will be sharing some of the highlights...

March 29, 2018

It's that time of year again, and I'm not referring to the snowfall or the fact that March is right around the corner. In Olympia, it's practically become an annual tradition...

Feb. 26, 2018

When I came to Olympia, I made a promise to promote and sponsor legislation that brings a higher level of accountability to state government. Accountability and fiscal responsibility need to be...

Feb. 8, 2018

After several months of tough negotiations, lawmakers approved the state’s two-year construction budget. As you know, the capital budget provides funding for infrastructure needs across Washington State, including the 17th District.

Jan. 22, 2018

Lawmakers from all over the state returned to the Capital this week to begin work. The session officially began at noon Monday, Jan. 8. In even-numbered years, session is 60-days, including...

Jan. 11, 2018

To give something up, or go without, is not something most of us do on a daily basis. But for service men and women, sacrifice is not just a word, it's...

Nov. 9, 2017

Although the state's capital budget hasn't been fully approved by the Legislature, I remain optimistic it will be passed. For now, I believe it's important to provide information to community organization...

Oct. 5, 2017