Member Opinions

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

It’s been a very difficult year as we’ve had to address new hardships, including the closing of businesses, public gathering places and public schools. We have had to adapt to an...

Dec. 7, 2020

A growing chorus of elite and establishment voices in Olympia chants about a “new normal” that the people of Washington will need to accept in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak....

May 10, 2020

The Spokesman-Review recently published an opinion piece against the state’s increase in cougar hunting from a lawyer who works and lives in Seattle.  I’m happy to provide a counter perspective, that...

May 8, 2020

It is said that a person is made up of body, spirit and soul. Many translate this relative to their physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. We’ve been fighting the coronavirus by...

May 6, 2020

As published in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin The last month and a half have been especially stressful and challenging for many of us due to COVID-19. The resulting government restrictions are...

May 5, 2020

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