Email Updates

We have now been in session just over one month, with 72 days remaining to finish the people’s work. Here’s an update from the Capitol. Snowstorm closes Capitol For the first...

Feb. 16, 2019

For the first time in 25 years, the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives closed the House for business this week. On Monday, all committees and floor action were cancelled...

Feb. 15, 2019

If you want proof of how everyday Washingtonians can have a major impact when they get involved in the legislative process, look no further than what happened here at the Capitol...

Feb. 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

Across the state, record amounts of snowfall are accumulating. Rep. Chris Corry and I are in Olympia and today, House and Senate committees have been cancelled due to the weather. It...

Feb. 11, 2019

Session is running full speed ahead. To date, we have seen over 1,700 bills introduced. Committee work and public hearings take the most of amount of our current time.

Feb. 10, 2019

Hundreds of hair stylists, cosmetologists and barbers from across our state came to Olympia on Jan. 28 to express their concerns with bills that would adversely affect how they operate as...

Feb. 8, 2019

This week we saw once again the power of an organized, grassroots effort as several hundred people visited Olympia to protest an immunization bill. With the recent outbreak of measles in...

Feb. 8, 2019

In my last email update, I discussed the governor’s budget proposal, which would increase state spending by an additional 20 percent. This week I want to share a little bit more...

Feb. 8, 2019

This past Monday demonstrated the stark differences between the lifestyles of the people who live in Eastern Washington and those who live on the west side of the state near Seattle....

Feb. 7, 2019