Email Updates

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

One of the most intense, and hardest fought, 105-day sessions concluded on April 28. As the minority party, we worked across the aisle with our Democrat colleagues on all issues by...

May 1, 2019

When legislation passed last year to have the state buy back bump stocks, many of us in the Legislature had serious questions about the personal information obtained through participation in the...

April 27, 2019

Last Friday in the House Finance Committee, the 9-4 Democrat majority voted to approve $4.5 billion in new tax increases. While a final operating budget has yet to be produced, many...

April 26, 2019