Last week we wrapped up the 2022 legislative session, adjourning sine die on Thursday night.

For the moment, gone are the days of Senate floor debates, cutoff dates, and committee hearings. This week, we begin the part of the year called the legislative interim. The interim is the time between legislative sessions when we engage more deeply with the community, work on legislation for next session, and of course, continue to connect with constituents.

One of my first community events since returning from Olympia was the ground breaking for the Carla Peperzak Middle School on Tuesday. Carla, a Holocaust survivor and former teenage member of the Dutch resistance, is still going strong at 98 years of age and it was a pleasure to help honor her at this ceremony. Carla is a hero of mine and I know she will inspire generations of students in the future as the school’s namesake. To learn more about Carla, please click here to see my floor speech from the Senate resolution we passed in her honor several years ago.

If you have an event or meeting that you would like me or one of our staff members to attend during the legislative interim, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at

Save the Date: Upcoming Town Hall

Please join me and my seatmates, Representative Ormsby, and Representative Riccelli, as we hold a post-session virtual public forum to answer your questions and provide updates on what the Washington State Legislature accomplished this session.

The town hall will run from 7-8P.M. on Thursday, March 24th. Tune into this YouTube channel at 6 o’clock on the dot to watch and participate. We will be taking live questions from the audience, but you can submit questions in advance using this link to add to the discussion.