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It is good to be home! State lawmakers concluded their work just before midnight on April 28. With the end of the 105-day legislative session, I’ve returned to the 12th District....

May 20, 2019

Each spring, the cherry blossoms on the Capitol Campus burst into color. The flowers signal the close of the legislative session. With only a couple of weeks left, several public policy...

April 16, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! With some important session deadlines behind us, legislators in both the House and Senate are now back in their respective committees considering bills approved by the opposite chamber....

March 22, 2019

We are past the mid-way point of the 2019 legislative session. For several days, we have spent long hours and late evenings on the House floor debating and voting on bills....

March 12, 2019

It's not surprising one of the translations for Wenatchee, derived from the name of the Native American tribe that once resided here, means “robe of the rainbow.”  We are privileged to live...

Feb. 12, 2019

It's the third week of the 2019 legislative session. Already, we've seen floor action on a couple of measures. One of those was on a bill that amends Initiative-940 (I-940). Our...

Jan. 29, 2019

The 2019 legislative session begins in just a few days. It is an honor and a privilege to be back in Olympia serving you. Lawmakers will be sworn into office Monday,...

Jan. 11, 2019

My work for you in Olympia did not end when the legislative session adjourned. Throughout the year I'm actively engaged in pursuing solutions to the public policy issues that affect you...

May 11, 2018

The scheduled 60-day session came to an end on March 8 and on time for the first time in four years. I'd like to take a few moments to highlight some of...

March 26, 2018

In our attempt to do something that would have created more transparency, while at the same time protecting sensitive personal constituent information sent to legislative offices, we did not meet the...

March 2, 2018