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...
Meet with your state Senator Please join me for informal conversations at the following times and locations. Contact my office to make an appointment or stop by to chat about your priorities for the coming legislative session or to get an update on the policies I am working on for our district. I want to... 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...
Making Student Safety a Priority In the wake of the Florida school shooting, I introduced legislation that would make our students safer tomorrow. While others are focusing on long-term proposals that may have an effect on student safety years in the future, I proposed that we implement training for schools and staff on how to... Read More...
The end of the 2018 session March 12, 2018 Greetings from Olympia,  The 2018 legislative session is finally over. I’m looking forward to getting back in district to meet with you and discuss the mostly low points of the session. It was a bad year for taxpayers, for the legislative process and common sense. The new... Read More...