Member Opinions

The 2022 legislative session is now in the rearview mirror. It has been our honor to represent and serve the people of the 16th district and be your voice in... ...

March 16, 2022

You and I are spending more at the pump to fill up our tanks, more at the grocery store to put food on the table, and more for the daily... ...

March 10, 2022

During a time of the highest inflation in decades, the majority party voted to increase the cost of living.  During a housing crisis, they voted to increase the cost of... ...

March 10, 2022

As a state lawmaker, I try to minimize the unintended impacts of legislation we pass at the Legislature. To prevent unintended consequences, it is critical that legislators listen to concerns... ...

March 9, 2022

If you are among the thousands of people in Washington state that use natural gas, including 1.2 million residences, 107,000 commercial buildings and 3,500 industrial buildings, this article is for... ...

Feb. 28, 2022

One of my greatest objectives as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives is to work on and pass good legislation that helps as many people as possible... ...

Feb. 23, 2022

Have you noticed all the giant windmills dotting the landscapes throughout rural areas of Washington? Does it feel like these, and other clean energy facilities, are starting to encroach on... ...

Feb. 20, 2022

Late-night sessions on the House floor are a yearly expectation.  Legislators propose and discuss the merits of amendments, debate the policy changes, and eventually vote on bills. However, nine-hour battles... ...

Feb. 18, 2022

Last week, majority party transportation leaders rolled out their vision for the future of Washington state’s transportation system through the Move Ahead Washington proposal. There are some good goals and... ...

Feb. 16, 2022

It was heartbreaking when the Nooksack River submerged Whatcom County farming communities, swept livestock away and decimated dairies, farmland and homes. Equally sad was when heavy rains overflowed the Chehalis... ...

Feb. 3, 2022