Member Opinions

Why was a law enforcement pursuit called off against a driver of a stolen bus? Why didn’t police track down an armed robbery suspect even when they knew what he was...

Sept. 20, 2021

The governor’s increased use of executive power since the pandemic began is troubling for many of us. Each additional mandate grows more intrusive than the last and is met with no...

Sept. 13, 2021

If you’ve noticed any of your insurance bills have gone up – possibly by hundreds of dollars per year, you’re not alone. If you haven’t seen such an increase, you probably...

Sept. 7, 2021

Forty-six years ago, Washington Governor Dan Evans exhibited one of the finest displays of leadership not just in Washington state history, but American history. Even before South Vietnamese refugees began arriving...

Aug. 20, 2021

Our constituents are asking: “Does our Washington governor and state superintendent have the authority to impose the latest ’mandates’ regarding forced vaccinations and wearing of masks by children?” As their elected...

Aug. 19, 2021

There is no doubt the issue dominating the news and our email inboxes is the governor’s recent vaccination mandate, issued on Aug. 9. We share the concern many constituents in the...

Aug. 12, 2021

The 2021 Washington state legislative session will go down in history as a precautionary tale of activist overreach and political capitulation as majority Democrats passed misguided, emotionally driven partisan bills that...

July 28, 2021

I’ve met and heard from many of you regarding wolves over the last decade.  As we’ve worked to restore balance and fairness to the wolf/livestock equation, I’ve asked you to stick...

June 8, 2021

On May 21, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) released updated guidance that will, in part, require employers to confirm whether or not employees are fully vaccinated. For...

June 1, 2021

In the 2021 remote legislative session, Washington state legislators saw many bills include new language updating policies that promote the pursuit of racial equity. One example this year was House Bill...

May 7, 2021