Member Opinions

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...

Nov. 7, 2017

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...

Oct. 30, 2017

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...

Oct. 19, 2017

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...

Oct. 19, 2017

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...

Sept. 26, 2017

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...

Sept. 22, 2017

Several weeks ago, a number of newspapers around the country ran an Associated Press article that most published with the suggested headline: “Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save...

Sept. 20, 2017

Ten years ago, I was serving as the ranking Republican on the House Labor and Commerce Committee in the Washington State Legislature. That session, we began collaborative efforts to come up...

Sept. 15, 2017

On Saturday, August 19, a fish farm in the San Juan Islands near Anacortes suffered a structural failure to one of its net pens, containing more than 300,000 nearly-mature Atlantic salmon....

Sept. 11, 2017

In the late afternoon and early evening of June 30, hours before the end of the state’s fiscal cycle, the Legislature passed a new 2017-19 operating budget. Minutes before midnight, Gov. Jay...

Aug. 25, 2017