Email Updates

As most of you know, the Legislature met for special session last month in an effort to solve our state’s projected $2 billion shortfall.  Many of my colleagues and I... ...

Jan. 13, 2012

The 2012 legislative session began on Monday and will run 60 days. The governor gave her annual State of the State speech on Tuesday, which you can find here (33:29... ...

Jan. 12, 2012

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... ...

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... ...

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... ...

Jan. 3, 2012

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... ...

Dec. 23, 2011

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