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Our work for another legislative session concluded on April 25. Let me tell you, it was one of the most intense, and hardest fought, sessions in recent history. I want to...

May 6, 2021

One of our main concerns, as we head into the final stretch of session, is the lack of action to rein in the governor's emergency powers and restore decision-making authority to...

April 22, 2021

We have rounded the final corner of the 2021 legislative session, which means it is budget time. Over the weekend, we debated and voted on the three main state budgets –...

April 6, 2021

We are rounding the corner of the last month of the 2021 legislative session. We are finishing up the last of our committee work for the session. We will then head...

March 31, 2021

Together with my seatmates, Sen. Sharon Brown and Rep. Matt Boehnke, we will be hosting a live virtual town hall on Saturday, March 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. We have many important...

March 18, 2021

One year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it. For the past year, we've managed “Stay Home Stay Safe” orders when our state was completely shut down....

March 4, 2021

I need to bring a bad piece of legislation that is going to be voted on in the Washington State House of Representatives THIS WEEKEND to your attention. Police reform is a...

Feb. 26, 2021

I wanted to take this opportunity to check-in with everyone as we continue to maneuver through these challenging times. I hope and pray that you and your family are doing well....

Feb. 2, 2021

We live in unprecedented times as the response to COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives. I've heard from many of you how upset and frustrated you are as we remain...

Jan. 11, 2021

I am heading into an election-year cycle which means my legislative communications will be put under what's known as an election-year freeze beginning Monday, May 11. This freeze on my communications...

May 9, 2020