Email Updates

Since session began I’ve been honored to have many guests and constituents visit me in Olympia. A couple of weeks ago a Korean exchange student named Yewon Lee shadowed me... ...

Feb. 20, 2013

Like you, I am shocked and saddened by the murders that have occurred in our country. The slaughter of innocent children in Newtown, Conn. still continues to haunt me as... ...

Feb. 20, 2013

It has been an interesting couple weeks since I last sent you an update. I will get into more detail momentarily, but first I want to invite you to an... ...

Feb. 20, 2013

Today is the 37th day of the 105-day session. I encourage you to watch my recent video update by clicking on the image below: We are still hearing many bills,... ...

Feb. 20, 2013

We are now a third of the way through the 105-day, 2013 legislative session.  This week marks the first of several “cutoff” dates that are in place to help keep... ...

Feb. 19, 2013

To date 972 bills have been introduced in 36 days! The first deadline (or cut-off) is Feb. 22. Once that date has passed we will have a much clearer view of...

Feb. 19, 2013

We are now on the 36th day of the 2013 legislative session. Over 800 bills have been introduced and we are quickly approaching our first deadline or “cut-off”. The date for...

Feb. 19, 2013

One of my primary goals of this year’s legislative session is adopting solutions that would help to reduce our state’s unemployment rate, stimulate private sector job growth, and get Washington... ...

Feb. 19, 2013

Once again, here is a snapshot look at the week ahead.  These are a few of the bills that will receive public hearings in policy committees this week.  This Friday,... ...

Feb. 18, 2013

We are now on day 33 of the scheduled 105-day session. Currently, more than 800 bills have been introduced and the pace is frenetic; however, the needs of the people back...

Feb. 16, 2013