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As we enter week 11 of this session, we continue to hear approved Senate bills in our House policy committees.  Next Wednesday, April 3rd marks the final cut off when all...

March 27, 2013

The Legislature is now in its tenth week of this 105 day session.  Last Wednesday marked the cut off for all House bills to be voted off the floor.  It's important...

March 20, 2013

Hello from Olympia! As always, another busy week has come and gone, with most of it spent voting on legislation in the House Chambers late into the evenings. I wanted to...

March 12, 2013

Hello from Olympia! Welcome to the eighth week of the 2013 legislative session. Passing cutoffs Last Friday marked the fiscal cut off for bills in their house of origin. That means...

March 5, 2013

Hello from Olympia, and welcome to the sixth week of the 2013 legislative session. Common Sense Alternatives for the CRC I received a lot of mail in response to my skepticism...

Feb. 23, 2013

I wanted to take this week's e-newsletter to talk about a few important issues I am working on in Olympia on your behalf.  Some of the topics I will discuss are...

Feb. 16, 2013

Hello from Olympia, where we are finishing up the fourth week of the 2013 legislative session. Safer Schools Act of 2013 After four weeks of extensive research and outreach with law...

Feb. 8, 2013

The pace of Olympia is picking up. When the session started three weeks ago, there were a few dozen bills dropping each day. Now there are more than fifty or more...

Feb. 1, 2013

Welcome to my first update of the 2013 legislative session, and hello from Olympia! My first week Last week was an exciting and busy first week of session. It was filled...

Jan. 25, 2013

When our state certifies the election on December 6, I will no longer be your seated state representative in the 18th District, Position 1 – a position I was appointed to...

Dec. 4, 2012