Member Opinions

During this challenging time for our state and the country, it is imperative that we all work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This disease has had a devastating...

March 20, 2020

My goal, each and every session, is to ensure the policies we pass in the Legislature have a positive impact on our district. We know that some policies are more of...

March 10, 2020

As published in The Seattle Times “Excuse me. Are you going to pay for that?” It is a simple question. And one that retailers should be allowed to ask anyone who...

March 10, 2020

My first love of horses came at the age of 13 when we bought “Peanuts,” a quarter horse bay for $250 and he became my long-lasting friend. I learned how magnificent...

March 7, 2020

House and Senate Democrats in the state Legislature are meeting behind closed doors to work out the details of the supplemental operating budget — with little to no input from Republicans.

March 5, 2020

Many property owners in Clark County and across the state are experiencing “sticker shock” as they open their new property tax bills. Property owners are discovering those taxes are up by...

Feb. 28, 2020

One of the best things about being your state representative is the time I get to spend learning. By listening and observing, I can more effectively advocate for you and your...

Feb. 27, 2020

Despite overwhelming evidence against its effectiveness, and bipartisan opposition, House Democrats passed a controversial bill on Jan. 29 that would establish a low-carbon fuel standard in Washington state. In every way,...

Feb. 18, 2020

Someone recently asked if I had a theme for this year’s legislative session.  “As a matter of fact, I do!” I said. “It’s your home.  Expect more.” For many residents around...

Feb. 18, 2020

Voters around the state should be concerned that their voice is not being heard in Olympia.  Two of the first bills passed by the House of Representatives would increase business taxes...

Feb. 18, 2020