Member Opinions

The first three weeks of the 2021 session have been absolutely head spinning, especially because this session could have major ramifications now and for years to come. We are working on...

Feb. 3, 2021

There are two important bills I like to share with you. One involves rural broadband and the other health care. Both of these common-sense solutions do what good legislation should, they...

Feb. 1, 2021

This op-ed appeared in The Seattle Times on January 22, 2021: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/end-the-eviction-moratorium-or-help-landlords-with-rent-vouchers/ Government shouldn’t be able to give away something it doesn’t own. But that’s what happened when Gov. Jay Inslee stopped...

Jan. 29, 2021

2020 was an unprecedented and hard year for all of us. This week helps bring the last year into perspective as we hit the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021...

Jan. 27, 2021

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

Just as 2020 will always be remembered as the “COVID-19 year,” the 2021 legislative session already is being recalled as one in which nearly everything was done remotely, preventing the public...

Jan. 16, 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