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I'd like to invite you to join me, and Rep. Larry Haler, for two constituent outreach events. We will be holding an in-district town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 17, and...

Feb. 14, 2018

It has been a successful few weeks in Olympia. We finally passed a capital budget and a solution to the water-rights issue, known as Hirst! Gov. Inslee put pen-to-paper last week...

Jan. 29, 2018

We have officially kicked off the 2018 legislative session here in Olympia. On Monday, Jan. 8, at noon, the first gavel went down on the House floor signaling that our 60-day...

Jan. 12, 2018

After spending nearly seven months in session, or 193-days to be exact, the Legislature closed out the third, and final, special session. We passed the two-year operating and transportation budgets, and a...

Aug. 16, 2017

We have reached the end of the 2017 regular session. When I arrived in Olympia in January, I fully expected to pass the budget on time. Unfortunately, a budget that benefits...

April 26, 2017

We are approaching the final weeks of the 2017 legislative session. Our focus for the remainder of our 105-days is to pass balanced and sustainable operating, transportation and capital budgets. The...

April 3, 2017

I would like to personally invite you to join me, and Rep. Larry Haler, for a public town hall meeting. This is a great opportunity for us to meet with you, especially those...

March 8, 2017

It has been a busy start to the 2017 legislative session here in Olympia. The pace for me has been extremely fast since day one. We had our first rounds of bills...

Feb. 8, 2017

In my final update of 2016, I discuss my legislative priorities and encourage to keep int ouch this interim.

April 28, 2016

In this update I discuss the 2016 supplemental operating budget and interim.

April 4, 2016