January 03, 2024

It’s almost time for the 2024 legislative session

Friends, I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I’ve been busy preparing for the 2024 legislative session which begins in just under a week. In preparation, I finished the year strong, meeting with constituents in our district and attending a variety of conferences and workshops to help me better...
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March 13, 2023

Join Me for Town Halls

Friends and Neighbors, We’re past the half-way mark of the 2023 legislative session, so there’s a lot to discuss. I look forward to giving you an update on where things stand related to my work on your behalf for our district and larger issues facing our state like housing, transportation,...
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March 03, 2023

Restricting Your Rights

It has been a challenging week on the Senate floor. While the majority of our work is bipartisan, there are certain areas of sincere disagreement that I have to speak up about, especially concerning what I view are fundamental rights. Parents Rights Late Wednesday night the legislative majority rushed through...
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January 18, 2022

The 2022 session is under way

Greetings Friends, We’re in the second week of the 2022 legislative session and things are starting to heat up. This week committees are continuing to hold public hearings on legislation that will significantly impact your rights. So, I’m writing you to make sure you have every opportunity to have your...
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April 30, 2021

The end of the 2021 Legislative Session

Greetings Friends, The Legislature adjourned Sunday evening on time. It was a 105-day whirlwind of bad bills and misplaced spending priorities for working families in Washington. Leading up the start of 2021 there was expected to be a $6 billion shortfall because of the economic effects of COVID. Not only...
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March 24, 2021

Virtual Town Hall Tonight!

Please join me for a virtual town hall this evening starting at 7PM. It’s not too late to register. I’m looking forward to giving 31st District residents an update on the 2021 legislative session and get your feedback on what I’m working on. Register in advance for this webinar:
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February 13, 2021

Update from Olympia

Friends and Neighbors, We are nearing the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session. Monday is what is called the policy cutoff. This means that all bills in the Senate must be approved in their respective committee to continue in the process and then we will begin voting on bills...
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January 18, 2021

Legislature Convenes for 2021

FLASH: If you are a first-time home buyer, I hope you can testify on my American Dream Home bill (SB 5189) Tuesday Jan. 19 at 8:00 am. You can register to testify here if you’d like to testify remotely or just list your support (Pro) or opposition (Con) to the bill to...
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March 26, 2020

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...
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March 05, 2020

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...
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