Email Updates

In most legislative sessions, Washingtonians are given an opportunity to weigh in on any proposed tax increases, as well as the two-year operating budget. However, that wasn’t the case this year....

May 8, 2019

Perhaps the most egregious policy canard floated by tax-hikers this session were claims our state needs more revenue. With a $2.8 billion budget surplus, we could easily fund all of our...

May 8, 2019

It’s been roughly a week since the Legislature adjourned for the year. While there were some good things that came out of this legislative session, there was also plenty of bad....

May 8, 2019

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Although thousands of bills were considered this session, our primary duty as legislators was determining the state’s spending plans for the next biennium. Unfortunately, fiscal restraint and...

May 7, 2019

Lawmakers wrapped up the 2019 legislative session on Sunday, April 28. Though I’m glad we were able to adjourn on time, this session ended on a rather disappointing note. Never in...

May 6, 2019

My first session representing you in the 12th Legislative District has been a rewarding and eye-opening experience. We were able to accomplish some important things, and passed strong, bipartisan capital and...

May 3, 2019

The 105-day session came to a close on Sunday, April 28. In some people’s view, it was not soon enough! With large Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, there...

May 3, 2019

The 2019 legislative session adjourned at midnight on Sunday, April 28. I’ve provided some highlights of the session below but before that, I want to thank everyone who took time out...

May 3, 2019

The legislative session did not end well. The operating budget was rushed through, with a significant increase in taxes. I voted “no” on this budget. In this email update, I provide...

May 3, 2019

In the dark of night this past weekend, legislators from the majority party increased taxes on Washingtonians to the tune of about $2 billion over the next four years. This happened...

May 1, 2019