Member Opinions

16th District lawmakers offer a preview of the 2018 legislative session.

It is once again an honor to be back at the state Capitol, representing you and the citizens of the 16th District during the 2018 legislative session. Lawmakers convened in Olympia...

With much recent attention on the state Supreme Court case Whatcom County v. Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, often called Hirst, we would like the opportunity to express the views...

It felt like a gut punch — the kind that bends you over in shock and agony. A Georgia-Pacific (GP) representative called to tell me company officials decided to permanently shut down a major portion of...

On the first floor of the state Capitol in the Page Room, photos are displayed of young people who served as legislative pages during the early years of the program. These images are an...

The Washington Department of Ecology seems determined to oppose any industrial development in Cowlitz County. And the rest of the 19th Legislative District. About three weeks ago, Ecology issued an opinion...

As a state representative for the 28th District, I’ve spent quite a bit of time studying and learning about rail safety. It’s a subject I take seriously. I live in the...

If you want to understand the importance of farming, take a quick look at your dinner plate. Generations of farmers have produced food not only for Americans, but for people throughout...

One of my goals as your state representative has been helping Washington employers create jobs. When people are working, it is a win-win situation for all. By spending and investing their wages in our...

As featured in the Huckleberry Press Much of today’s world runs at the speed of light. Essential services, such as our 911 emergency system, banking, and transferring prescriptions from the doctor’s...