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As the saying goes, the Legislature has adjourned, and not a moment too soon. When the final gavels came down to end our session March 12, it was a relief for...

March 23, 2020

My goal, each and every session, is to ensure the policies we pass in the Legislature have a positive impact on our district. We know that some policies are more of...

March 10, 2020

Our values and principles are what set the foundation for how we live our lives. This session, my caucus has come up with three key principles that are in line with...

Feb. 3, 2020

As featured in the Dayton Chronicle and Prosser Record-Bulletin One thing we can always count on, in good times and bad: there will always be pressure on the state Legislature to...

May 8, 2019

As printed in the Dayton Chronicle and Prosser Record-Bulletin The final weeks of the 2019 session are upon us. By now, you have probably heard the latest revenue forecast news projecting...

April 7, 2019

It is a humbling experience to sit behind my desk on the House floor. Before debate on a tough bill, I think about how I am your voice and why I...

March 15, 2019

Wine continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in Washington state. It is a major economic contributor to our communities and region. It fosters small business growth, enhances tourism,...

Feb. 22, 2019

One thing we can always count on, in good times and bad, is there will always be pressure on the state Legislature to raise taxes, and to spend every last penny...

March 14, 2018

One issue the Legislature continues to try and tackle is how to bridge the gap in our state's rural-urban divide. Tourism is an area that lacks much-needed attention and is an...

Feb. 16, 2018

It is an honor to represent you and the citizens of the 16th District here in Olympia. One of my main priorities is fiscal responsibility. In the latest revenue forecast, projected...

Jan. 26, 2018