Member Opinions

Selecting the right health care coverage for you and your family is an important decision. In light of some questions I've received about the open-enrollment process, I wanted to provide some information...

What's the status of Hirst? Also, what's a "short session?" Learn this and more as Rep. Paul Graves brings you up-to-speed before the 2018 legislative session.

Dear Friends and Neighbors, With the cool temperatures and frosty mornings, wildfire season has come to a close. Considering some of the wildfires we have had in recent years, it was not a...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Since the Legislature adjourned July 20, we’ve experienced some changes in representation of the 39th District. Representative John Koster, who returned to the Legislature in January after 17...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, 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...

Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup, provides an interim update as meetings get underway in preparation for the 2018 legislative session.

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11th, I’ll join a team of civic leaders in hosting the City of Lakewood’s Veterans Day Ceremony. The event marks the 100th...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s hard to believe that only two months remain before the Legislature begins the 2018 session on Jan. 8. We had intended to be in session for...

Since the 2017 legislative session adjourned, I've been back home reconnecting with our communities, meeting with community leaders and members, and spending some time with family. Even when the Legislature is...

Dear Friends and Neighbors, By now, most local voters have received their Nov. 7 General Election ballots in the mail. You may have noticed the ballot includes a handful of “advisory...