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We are over one-third of the way through the legislative session. On Monday, we reached the first major policy cutoff date, the house of origin “policy cutoff.” That means policy bills...

Feb. 19, 2021

I have started my twelfth term in the Legislature. Each year is different from the last, with its own unique set of challenges. This session's challenges will be unlike any others...

Jan. 19, 2021

I hope you are safe and healthy during this difficult and unusual time. I wanted to give you a brief update on the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in Washington state, while reminding...

May 7, 2020

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has interrupted our normal lives as we know it. It is impacting our communities, state and countries around the world. There are many questions and concerns circulating,...

March 27, 2020

Last week in the state House of Representatives it was budget week. House supplemental operating, transportation and capital budgets were unveiled and the operating and transportation budgets were passed. Those two budgets are now...

March 4, 2020

We have passed the halfway point of the legislative session. The short session is moving quickly. Things have changed very little since last session. We ended the 2019 legislative session with...

Feb. 19, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is underway. While there are many issues before us in the short, 60-day session, I want to share some of the priorities of the House Republican Caucus....

Feb. 5, 2020

A few weeks ago, I sent a mailer throughout the district to highlight some of the key issues the Legislature will be working on this session, along with a mail-back section...

March 7, 2019

There are some in Olympia who will get very creative in their efforts to take more of your hard-earned money. You have heard for a few years now about a potential...

Jan. 31, 2019

The Legislature is back in session and I am once again working in Olympia on your behalf.  It is an honor to know that you have placed your faith in me...

Jan. 18, 2019