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I was originally elected to serve the 31st Legislative District as a state representative. When Senator Pam Roach was elected to the Pierce County Council, I was honored to be appointed to serve as her replacement in the Senate. My approach to either office is the same.  I am here to serve you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime with your concerns.  If you are being personally affected by a state agency, I will be glad to help you get the assistance you need. And I’m not afraid to “bang on someone’s desk” (figuratively) if that’s what it takes to get the job done.

Por favor, no dude ponerse en contacto conmigo en español y me avisan si le gustaría recibir mi boletín en español.

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Watch your wallet – Democrats take control Watch your wallet – Democrats take control
November 30, 2017 STAY CONNECTED! Due to election year restrictions, I will be limited in how I can communicate with you about what is going on in Olympia. Please be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you already haven’t. You can also unsubscribe at anytime by clicking here. Feel free to...
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Senate president’s gun ban an opening salvo against 2nd Amendment
Senate president’s gun ban an opening salvo against 2nd Amendment
Sen. Phil Fortunato responded strongly today to a new rule from the state’s Democrat lieutenant governor that will ban firearms from the Senate’s public gallery. In a hand-delivered letter to the lieutenant governor, whose duties include presiding over the Senate; Fortunato outlines numerous concerns with the ban, including its legality...
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House, Inslee offer “death sentence for rural Washington,” Fortunato says House, Inslee offer “death sentence for rural Washington,” Fortunato says
Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, issued the following statement in response to the news that the House has refused a permanent Hirst fix: House Democrats are being led by Seattle special interests that think that city water magically appears out of pipes in the wall but rural water taken from wells...
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Is it time for the rest of the county to escape from Seattle? Is it time for the rest of the county to escape from Seattle?
By now, you should have received my final legislative update for the year.  Unfortunately, Senate rules governing election-year communications required that my final update be mailed prior to the end of our legislative business this year.  You can read the entire newsletter by clicking the picture below. In the newsletter,...
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I'm Here to Serve You

A representative government only works when those represented take an active part in the process. I'm here to serve you, and your direct input helps me do my job better. Please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail, phone or by mail, or make an appointment to see me in person. I look forward to hearing from you!