Email Updates

With the 2012 legislative session underway, it is important that you know I am here to serve you during the challenging session we have ahead of us. You can read my...

Jan. 11, 2012

I believe communication is very important to the people I serve. So that’s why I send out these e-mail updates. It’s a great way to reach you and other constituents with...

Jan. 9, 2012

Today is the first day of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. We still have a $1.5 billion shortfall that must be balanced, and more than 303,000 people looking for work in...

Jan. 9, 2012

In less than a week the 2012 regular legislative session will officially start. I’m excited to get back to Olympia and continue to fight for important changes to government. Some of...

Jan. 6, 2012

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year of 2012! Legislative session begins Jan. 9 With the holidays now behind us, the Legislature will...

Jan. 6, 2012

This week the Washington State Redistricting Commission adopted a plan to redraw lines for legislative and congressional districts. Here is the final legislative map unanimously adopted by the bipartisan commission after...

Jan. 3, 2012

The special session came and went in just 17 days, and while there was minor movement on the budget (which I voted for), we did not accomplish the goal of balancing...

Dec. 23, 2011

After 17 days the Legislature adjourned the special session on Wednesday, Dec. 14. I am disappointed we did not balance the state’s $2 billion budget shortfall. It made some cuts, but...

Dec. 23, 2011

I want to take a moment to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope everyone gets quality time with family and friends. It is a time of year when...

Dec. 23, 2011

The special session to address the nearly $2 billion budget shortfall adjourned Dec. 14 after adopting budget reductions of just $480 million. It is frustrating that very little was accomplished in...

Dec. 21, 2011