Email Updates

In my final email update last year before election-year restrictions kicked in, I wrote the following: “The governor must have a stronger sense of urgency when it comes to helping those...

Jan. 19, 2021

Our “virtual” legislative session began Monday, Jan. 11. The 105-day session will be one for the history books – as lawmakers will be conducting the people’s business over computer screens and...

Jan. 19, 2021

Now more than ever the Legislature needs to take deliberate action to help struggling businesses. Along with you, I'm closely tracking the following business-related legislative proposals:

Jan. 19, 2021

I have started my twelfth term in the Legislature. Each year is different from the last, with its own unique set of challenges. This session’s challenges will be unlike any others...

Jan. 19, 2021

The 2021 legislative session is under way. While I am pleased we are finally getting to work, I can’t help but think of how many families we could have already helped...

Jan. 19, 2021

With the National Guard posted around the Capitol campus, lawmakers gathered in person for one day only on Monday, Jan. 11th for two critical votes.

Jan. 18, 2021

I’m delighted to reach out to you again now that election year restrictions have been lifted. I know many of you have a lot of questions for your state representatives, right...

Jan. 18, 2021

Despite calls from myself and my House Republican colleagues, the majority party in Olympia has decided the 2021 legislative session will be a remote one. Committee hearings, constituent meetings, debating and...

Jan. 17, 2021

The 2021 legislative session began last week unlike any in state history. Legislators were in Olympia on Monday to vote on rules and some got sworn into office. All but a...

Jan. 17, 2021

The 2021 virtual session is like no other before it. While meeting remotely presents problems for both lawmakers and the people they represent, it does not mean you can't be involved....

Jan. 17, 2021