Email Updates

Although I just recently sent an email update, I need to make you aware of what’s been going on in the legislature recently. Unfortunately, the majority party has been very busy...

March 7, 2021

With COVID cases and hospitalizations continuing to trend downward, and more vaccinations coming to our counties, it is time to move our economy into Phase 3. However, Gov. Inslee has repeatedly...

March 5, 2021

As governors around the country continue to ease or end their shutdown orders, Gov. Jay Inslee says there is no Phase 3 plan in development for our state. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases...

March 5, 2021

There is a lot to talk about in this email update. Believe it or not, we have already reached the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session. This coming Tuesday is...

March 5, 2021

I hope you are well and thriving. We have reached the halfway point of this session and in less than a week we’ll conclude policy consideration for bills originating in the...

March 4, 2021

One year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it. For the past year, we’ve managed “Stay Home Stay Safe” orders when our state was completely shut down....

March 4, 2021

We have just reached the mid-point of this year’s legislative session and are about a week away from concluding policy consideration for bills originating in the House. Of keynote are the...

March 4, 2021

I have been spending long days, some evenings and even an all-day Saturday session on the “virtual” floor of the House, helping to pass good legislation, working to stop bad legislation...

March 2, 2021

Last week, the House passed House Bill 1078 that would allow convicted felons to automatically regain their ability to vote before they have completed their full sentences. I strongly oppose this policy. Here...

March 1, 2021

Several days ago, House Republicans unveiled a “real solutions” budget proposal. It is uncommon for the minority party to introduce a spending plan. However, we decided to do this so we...

Feb. 27, 2021