Welcome to my website! Here you'll find important information about your state government, my biography, legislation I've sponsored and co-sponsored, press releases, a map of the district, and much more.
2015 was an important year as the Legislature began a new budget cycle. While session lasted longer than it should have, we eventually emerged with a responsible, prioritized budget that made historic investments in K-12 education, higher education and our mental-health system. In 2016, we continued with that success, funneling more dollars into our priorities. You can read about the 2015-16 sessions in my end-of-session newsletter here.
As a lifelong Whatcom County resident, I am familiar with the issues our neighbors face daily. To ensure the future success of our communities, we must support and strengthen our business climate, and reduce regulatory burdens on employers so they can keep the employees they have now and create more jobs. It’s also important we support and strengthen our agriculture communities – their success is vital to the success of the district’s and state’s overall economy. Decisions we make in Olympia on behalf of our constituents are not always easy, but it’s imperative we are always transparent when making those decisions.
It is a great honor to serve as your state representative. Please contact my office should you have any questions, comments or ideas about state government. Your involvement is important to our legislative process.
(R - Lynden)