Member Opinions

As your state representative, I seek your input on issues in the Washington State Legislature in Olympia. Occasionally, issues are considered in Congress in Washington, D.C. that may impact the... ...

July 22, 2009

The Obama administration is proposing a government takeover of our nation’s health care system. I recently joined with other Republican colleagues in the state House of Representatives voicing concerns to... ...

July 15, 2009

Last week, American troops began the first phase of withdrawing from Iraq. They have moved out from that nation’s cities and, under a U.S.-Iraqi agreement, all troops will be out... ...

July 8, 2009

Tomorrow, July 2, marks a pivotal point in our nation’s history. It was 233 years ago that the General Congress met behind closed doors in Philadelphia and began to discuss... ...

July 1, 2009

With people losing their jobs or having their work hours/paychecks cut back as a result of this difficult economy, going on that big family vacation this summer to Disneyland or... ...

June 17, 2009

Special to the Concrete Herald One hundred years ago, William Howard Taft was the president of the United States, Wilbur and Orville Wright were flying demonstrations of their Model A... ...

June 17, 2009

Special to chambers of commerce In my last article to the chamber of commerce, I listed good and bad business bills considered by the Legislature, including Senate Bill 5735. That’s... ...

June 15, 2009

Less than an hour’s drive from Sedro-Woolley is the Canadian border. Throughout the history of Washington’s friendly relationship with our northern neighbor, all that was required to enter Canada was... ...

June 10, 2009

On Memorial Day, my family and I joined with others to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in freedom. Imagine what the maps of... ...

June 3, 2009

For the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington The state seems to always be looking for new and creative ways to separate citizens from their hard-earned money. Last fall, horse boarding operations... ...

May 27, 2009