Email Updates

I hope this letter finds you safe and healthy. I know the pandemic continues to be a struggle for many, and much has happened since session concluded in late April. This...

Sept. 15, 2021

On June 30, 2021, the State of Washington was reopened by Gov. Jay Inslee’s decree. Moving on to Aug. 9 and Aug. 18, new mandates were delivered requiring mandatory vaccinations for most...

Sept. 10, 2021

I have heard from thousands of you over the last couple weeks regarding the governor’s recent decisions to mandate vaccinations for most state employees, health and long-term care workers and more...

Sept. 3, 2021

I hope you have enjoyed the summer and have been able to spend time with friends and family. As the summer begins to draw to a close and the chill of...

Sept. 3, 2021

I hope this email finds you and your families well! Since the Legislature adjourned on April 25, I’ve been busy working on the issues that impact our district and state. Our...

Aug. 30, 2021

Many of you have contacted me about Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent emergency declarations regarding mask mandates in schools and vaccine mandates for teachers, state employees, first responders, healthcare workers, and more....

Aug. 27, 2021

After the legislative session finished in April, my daughters returned home for an extended visit — one of them lives in Sydney, Australia. Since then, I have traveled extensively for legislative...

Aug. 27, 2021

In my end-of-session wrap-up, I shared that interim activities — the meetings and events that happen when lawmakers are not in session — would be my priority for the next few...

Aug. 27, 2021

It’s been nearly two months since June 30, when Governor Jay Inslee declared: “We are open big time in the state of Washington.” Fast-forward to today, and while most businesses have...

Aug. 26, 2021

Earlier this month, the governor announced vaccination requirements for most state employees, private health care and long-term care workers. Last week, he announced further vaccination requirements for employees working in K-12, most childcare...

Aug. 26, 2021