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Stay Home, Stay Healthy Greetings Friends and Neighbors, I hope that you are doing well and staying safe and healthy. I have urgent news to share regarding the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. While most Washingtonians have been doing their part to take personal precautions, the spread and severity of this virus is... Read More...
Nearing the end of the 2020 session Greetings from Olympia, It’s been awhile since I last sent out an update but have tried to keep folks apprised of what’s happening in Olympia via my legislative Facebook. You may have noticed that in our first round of voting in the Senate, I was marked ‘excused.’ A couple of weeks... Read More...
The 2020 session is underway Greetings from Olympia, It has been a busy three weeks in Olympia. Early on, the Senate took to the floor to push through legislation that was left over from last session. Unfortunately, not much of what was passed will help address the pressing issues of homelessness, rising costs of health... Read More...
Update from Olympia Greetings from Olympia, It’s been a busy week in your state Capitol. We’ve been working late into the evenings voting on all kinds of bills, mostly proposals by the majority party to increase energy costs, raise property taxes, impose new taxes on consumers, and grow government. You can be assured... Read More...
Firearms test required for legislators to draft gun legislation State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, has introduced legislation in advance of the 2019 legislative session that would require legislators who draft gun legislation to be trained and pass a test. “We have legislators drafting bills who have no idea how firearms work or any sense of firearm nomenclature,” said Fortunato.... Read More...
I want to hear from you! Before the Christmas holiday, I sent out an e-newsletter with a survey link requesting your feedback. Thanks to all that have taken it so far. If you haven’t, here is another way below.   Create your own user feedback survey Read More...
Transportation Town Hall Dec. 6, 2018 Greetings Friends, Now that election season is over, I’m once again able to provide updates on what’s going on in your state government. The 2019 legislative session is approaching. I need your feedback on important transportation issues in the Enumclaw-Buckley area. In the 2017 session, I was... Read More...
Legislative Update May 11, 2018 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, This will be the last e-news update you’ll receive regarding my legislative duties due to election-year restrictions. Our state works hard to ensure fair and transparent elections and as such, we maintain stringent rules on the use of public resources during election years.... Read More...
Looking Ahead – Join me for breakfast or dinner   April 17, 2018 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Now that the dust has settled on the 2018 legislative session, it is time to get to work. I have several policies that I believe will help our district, but I want to hear from you and get your feedback on what... Read More...
More thoughts on the end of session March 23, 2018 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, What a difference one vote makes. Last year I was the 25th vote in the 49-member Senate, giving the Republicans the majority. Taxpayers were safe from the proposed income tax, carbon tax and mileage tax. All the anti-Second Amendment bills never saw the... Read More...