Email Updates

We’ve been busier than usual at the state Capitol the past few days—even by legislative standards. That’s because we are quickly approaching our first deadline of the legislative session—policy cutoff. After Friday, Feb....

Feb. 19, 2019

The nanny state is one of the most disturbing trends in government. It includes the laws, regulations, and bureaucracies that seek to dictate how we live, raise our families, and even manage...

Feb. 19, 2019

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

Late last week, I had an opportunity to sit down and record my first video update of the session. In it, I discuss my professional background, my top legislative priorities, and...

Feb. 15, 2019

The state Capitol was effectively shut down on Monday due to the snowstorm impacting our region, which means all committee meetings in the House and Senate were cancelled. Reporters and veteran...

Feb. 13, 2019

Here in Olympia, you never quite know what issues are going to emerge and draw the most attention. The biggest story so far this session has been the incredible grassroots movement...

Feb. 12, 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Republicans have long been the champions of small business owners. We need these businesses to succeed. Denying the rights of independent contractors or sole proprietors to manage...

Feb. 12, 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