Member Opinions

As millions of Washingtonians continue to abide by Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the question on everyone’s mind is: When will our state reopen?

April 30, 2020

At every level of society, we are getting used to a new normal.  The social distancing, closure of schools and businesses, vacant strip malls and sparse street traffic have an odd...

April 29, 2020

These are tough, heartbreaking times. COVID-19 has completely upended our daily lives for over a month now. Many of you have lost your jobs or know someone who has. You’ve stayed...

April 22, 2020

An open letter to the people of Washington- These past few weeks have been difficult and emotional for people across our state. Our strength is being tested as we face the...

March 26, 2020

As published in The Seattle Times Our state is facing a health and economic crisis. Coronavirus has changed our way of living and working, and created uncertainty of what the future...

March 26, 2020

As the saying goes, the Legislature has adjourned, and not a moment too soon. When the final gavels came down to end our session March 12, it was a relief for...

March 23, 2020

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