Member Opinions

Our state transportation system is facing serious challenges. Old roads. Failing bridges. Unreliable ferry service. Dilapidated railways. Inefficient public transportation systems. These problems must be addressed.       So, how did we get...

Dec. 15, 2021

I want to first start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! One of the great foundations of our community is your generosity and volunteer spirit. Many times in...

Nov. 29, 2021

A growing number of parents and families from the 19th Legislative District, and throughout Washington state, have reached out to me, sharing their concerns that the governor may soon mandate children...

Nov. 20, 2021

Regardless of your thoughts on COVID-19, vaccine mandates, and masks in schools, we as a state should be concerned with the never-ending edicts emanating from Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. We are...

Nov. 12, 2021

Long-term care insurance can be an important safety net for individuals and families. Maybe it’s a good idea for you. Maybe not. Like other financial decisions, it should be your choice. ...

Nov. 1, 2021

A Washington State Department of Commerce Child Care Collaborative Task Force report confirmed that more than 550,000 children lack access to licensed child care services. While 61% of young children live...

Oct. 27, 2021

A local Snohomish County child care provider recently told me, “I run the only licensed child care facility in our community. The other closed in mid-August. We have 57 children, and...

Oct. 14, 2021

In just a few days, thousands of people across the state who have made the personal choice not to be vaccinated could lose their jobs as a result of Gov. Jay...

Oct. 13, 2021

Taxpayers are regularly asked to raise their own taxes by approving local levies. They are rarely given an opportunity to lower their tax burden. So here’s a timely question: If you...

Oct. 11, 2021

As the Republican leaders of the House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee (RDAN) we are directly involved in addressing legislation related to agricultural production and lands, water rights and...

Sept. 23, 2021