Member Opinions

This week a new delegation of legislators from the 16th District began the 2021 session. The 16th District stretches from Prosser to Dayton, the Tri-Cities to Walla Walla, and covers diverse...

Jan. 19, 2021

As the calendar turns on a difficult year, there is much work to be done in the 2021 legislative session. House Republicans are ready. For months, we have called for a...

Dec. 31, 2020

We continue to maneuver through uncertain times, economic hardships, and devastation to our livelihoods as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout Washington state, the nation and world. At the start...

Dec. 28, 2020

On Feb. 29, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. With this being an unknown and highly contagious virus, most folks agreed with his precautionary...

Dec. 10, 2020

As the state legislators representing Washington’s 8th Legislative District, which includes the federal government’s sprawling Hanford Site, we have every reason to want the cleanup of Hanford to be successful. It’s...

Dec. 8, 2020

It’s been a very difficult year as we’ve had to address new hardships, including the closing of businesses, public gathering places and public schools. We have had to adapt to an...

Dec. 7, 2020

A growing chorus of elite and establishment voices in Olympia chants about a “new normal” that the people of Washington will need to accept in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak....

May 10, 2020

The Spokesman-Review recently published an opinion piece against the state’s increase in cougar hunting from a lawyer who works and lives in Seattle.  I’m happy to provide a counter perspective, that...

May 8, 2020

It is said that a person is made up of body, spirit and soul. Many translate this relative to their physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. We’ve been fighting the coronavirus by...

May 6, 2020

As published in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin The last month and a half have been especially stressful and challenging for many of us due to COVID-19. The resulting government restrictions are...

May 5, 2020