Email Updates

A big thank you to all of you who were able to join us for our 7th District telephone town hall meeting last week.  It was a huge success!  In... ...

Feb. 13, 2012

This morning I attended the memorial service for Charlie and Braden Powell at Life Center Church in Tacoma. The tragic murder of little Charlie and Braden in Graham last weekend... ...

Feb. 11, 2012

Today is the 33rd day of the 60-day legislative session…we are more than halfway through the regular legislative session. Unfortunately, we have not seen a budget proposal other than the... ...

Feb. 11, 2012

We are now half-way through the 60-day session. Unfortunately, we still have not seen a budget proposal from the majority to balance the $1.5 billion shortfall. Though many other policy... ...

Feb. 10, 2012

We’ve reached the first of our deadlines for bills.  Last Friday was the final day for policy bills to clear their respective committees.  Tuesday was the cut-off for bills in... ...

Feb. 10, 2012

I had an opportunity to go on Inside Olympia with Austin Jenkins on February 2 to discuss what state lawmakers can do to grow jobs and spur the economy. You... ...

Feb. 10, 2012

I voted “no” on Senate Bill 6239, the bill to redefine marriage. It was not an easy vote. I hope that those who disagree with my vote will at least... ...

Feb. 8, 2012

Just a friendly reminder that I will be hosting a telephone town hall meeting tonight. The community conversation will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for...

Feb. 7, 2012

We are now half-way through the 60-day session. We have yet to see a proposal by budget writers to balance the $1.5 billion shortfall. However, last week the House Republicans... ...

Feb. 7, 2012

Tomorrow marks the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session in Olympia. Last Friday was the deadline for policy bills to be reported from their respective committees. This Thursday is... ...

Feb. 6, 2012