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As we have responded to the tragic situation brought on by the new coronavirus, our lives have changed to protect the most vulnerable because we value them and we care. Our...

May 5, 2020

Despite opposition from thousands of parents, teachers and school officials around the state, the majority party in the House passed a bill to mandate comprehensive sex education for ALL grades, K-12....

March 5, 2020

The state's quarterly economic revenue forecast was released this week and the news was staggering. Another $941 million in resources is expected to come into the state over the next four...

Feb. 20, 2020

The majority party in Olympia passed a business and occupation (B&O) tax increase last night that is unnecessary, unaffordable and ignores voters who have consistently said 'no' to tax increases. Senate...

Feb. 7, 2020

As part of our push for safer communities, I'm sponsoring a package of bills that will increase law enforcement, improve training and allow more officers in underserved areas. We need to...

Jan. 23, 2020

While the 2019 legislative session is over, my work on your behalf continues. The spring and summer months have been filled with constituent meetings, tours, town halls, meetings with other state,...

Aug. 22, 2019

I wanted to give you an update on the legislative session and thank those of you who participated in our recent telephone town hall. That's going to have to wait. We...

Feb. 26, 2019

In an effort to show you what it's like to be your state representative, I'm recording short, behind-the-scenes videos of daily life here in the state Legislature. I did one after...

Feb. 6, 2019

The 2019 legislative session began last week. I was honored to be asked by my colleagues to give the official response to Gov. Jay Inslee's State of the State address. While...

Jan. 24, 2019

The 2018 session is over and we're back home in the most beautiful corner of our state!  It's been great to see so many of you at the grocery store, school...

May 11, 2018