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Would you agree with the statement that our communities and state are becoming more and more unaffordable? Parts of our state are experiencing economic prosperity, while others continue to face challenges....

Feb. 1, 2020

We're rounding the final corner of week two here in Olympia. We continue our committee work and receiving public testimony on the bills brought before us. Already, over 1,000 bills have...

Jan. 24, 2020

We're off and running! The 2020 legislative session officially started on Monday. The next 60-days will be fast and furious as we debate and vote on policy. Our primary task in...

Jan. 17, 2020

It's hard to believe we are quickly approaching the end of 2019. Where has the time gone? The Legislature will be entering the 2020 legislative session in just two months, on...

Nov. 29, 2019

Can you believe it's already fall? Time sure does fly. Since the final gavel closed the 2019 session, I've been home, hard at work for you. I've spent the summer traveling...

Oct. 3, 2019

Now that the 105-day legislative session in Olympia has concluded, I've re-opened my district office in Pasco. It's great to be home and back in our beautiful district. Being accessible to...

May 14, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, which means we are nearing the finish line of this 105-day regular session. With just a couple weeks remaining, several important...

April 16, 2019

I'm hosting a trio of town hall events with my seatmate, Rep. Skyler Rude, around the 16th District. This Saturday, March 23, is your opportunity to discuss with us your opinions,...

March 22, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! We are more than halfway through the 2019 legislative session. We just finished a nine day stretch of long hours and late nights voting on bills on the...

March 18, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! As most of you know, in late January, I suffered a heart attack and underwent quadruple bypass surgery. My recovery and rehabilitation are going well, and the doctor...

Feb. 23, 2019