I was elected as your State Representative in November and I have been appointed as your Senator to fill the vacancy created when Senator Pam Roach was elected to the Pierce County Council.  You elected me to represent the people of my district and I need to have your feedback during this difficult session.  Please contact me with your problems and concerns about how our government functions and if you are personally affected by a state agency.  As your Senator, I will be glad to “bang on someone’s desk” (figuratively), should you have a problem with a State agency.

My legislative priorities are: first protecting taxpayers; reducing the size and scope of government, prioritizing state spending, protecting those most vulnerable, reducing the burdens on our teachers, and strengthening parental rights. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and the sanctity of human life.  I invite your feedback on issues that concern you and your family and to let me know what you think.

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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Fortunato bill would provide added property tax relief seniors
Fortunato bill would provide added property tax relief seniors
OLYMPIA… Sen. Phil Fortunato has introduced legislation that would provide older senior citizens with much-needed property-tax relief. “Seniors are being taxed out of their homes,” said Fortunato, R-Auburn. “They have worked hard for the homes they own; at some point in time seniors have paid enough taxes.” Senate Bill 5535...
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Fortunato bill would let schools seek waivers from costly rules
Fortunato bill would let schools seek waivers from costly rules
OLYMPIA…Sen. Phil Fortunato has introduced legislation that would give school districts the authority to seek waivers from burdensome state regulation. “We keep giving schools more money, but a lot of that money never makes it to the classroom,” said Fortunato, R-Auburn. “Instead, schools spend too many tax dollars complying with...
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Fortunato bill would provide up to $10,000 in housing assistance for teachers
Fortunato bill would provide up to $10,000 in housing assistance for teachers
OLYMPIA…Sen. Phil Fortunato has introduced a bill that would provide housing assistance to educators in school districts with high housing costs. “Seventeen years ago I proposed a similar housing allowance to address the inequity of teacher salaries in higher cost-of-housing areas, and nothing has changed,” said Fortunato, R-Auburn.  “I want...
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Fortunato drops first bill to repeal unnecessary laws
Fortunato drops first bill to repeal unnecessary laws
OLYMPIA… Sen. Phil Fortunato today introduced legislation that would repeal a host of state laws he sees as unnecessary, redundant, or wasteful. When Fortunato was appointed to the Senate on Jan. 7 he listed his top legislative priority as protecting both the taxpayer and the American worker. This is the...
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