Email Updates

It is an honor to write to you from my office in Olympia as your 2nd District State Representative. On Monday, Jan. 10, the 2011 legislative session officially began and...

Jan. 24, 2011

Now that the Legislature has moved past the opening week of ceremonies, I’m working toward adoption of legislation that would stimulate economic recovery in our state. Creation of jobs in... ...

Jan. 23, 2011

Last week, I was sworn-in to represent the 25th District in the Washington State House of Representatives. In my oath, I pledged to “support the Constitution of the United States... ...

Jan. 21, 2011

We are two weeks into the 2011 session and things are moving fast and frantic.  I have been chosen by my colleagues to serve on the House Agriculture and Natural... ...

Jan. 21, 2011

I never knew I had so many “friends” until I became the lead House Republican on health care issues as the ranking member on the Health Care and Wellness Committee. ... ...

Jan. 21, 2011

We are two weeks into the 2011 session and things are moving fast and frantic.  I have once again been chosen by my colleagues to serve as the ranking Republican... ...

Jan. 21, 2011

As a former school board member and president, I can personally attest to the fact that many “one size fits all” state requirements do not meet the unique needs of school...

Jan. 21, 2011

BILL ALERT This is the first in a series of quick “bill alerts” I plan to send whenever legislation comes up for a hearing or a vote that I feel... ...

Jan. 21, 2011

Week one of the 2011 legislative session included the swearing in of state lawmakers, addresses by Governor Chris Gregoire and Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, and other ceremonial... ...

Jan. 20, 2011

The 62nd Legislature convened Jan. 10, and I’d like to bring you up to date on a few highlights of the first week of business here in Olympia. The double... ...

Jan. 17, 2011