Email Updates

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

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

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,... ...

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... ...

Dec. 21, 2011

The Legislature adjourned its special session last Wednesday after 17 days in which very little was accomplished to address a $2 billion budget shortfall — which was the reason the... ...

Dec. 20, 2011

We just concluded the special session called by the governor that began Nov. 28. The Legislature adjourned this past Wednesday. It was extremely frustrating to me because so little was... ...

Dec. 19, 2011