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Seeking candidates to help improve our behavioral health system

Seeking candidates to help improve our behavioral health system

Dear neighbors, Right now, as we build the new 988 behavioral health crisis hotline and the services it will connect with, we have a unique opportunity to improve our behavioral health crisis response system. One of the most important parts of that effort is the work of the Crisis Response ...

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Join my town hall on solutions for domestic violence survivors, Nov. 3

Join my town hall on solutions for domestic violence survivors, Nov. 3

Dear neighbors, In the past legislative session, we made our justice system more responsive to the trauma of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. We modernized civil protection orders, supported survivors of domestic violence strangulation, and vacated sentences for survivors. But we have much more work to do. We have a ...

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Small business roundtable follow-up and resources

Small business roundtable follow-up and resources

Dear neighbors, Thank you to everyone who joined my third annual small business roundtable yesterday. We heard a terrific presentation from Marie Davis of the Washington Department of Commerce that included many resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs. You can see the presentation on my website here. A few highlights:

Join my small business roundtable on Oct. 5

Join my small business roundtable on Oct. 5

Dear neighbors, Small businesses are the backbone of our community. I hope everyone will take a moment to think about how you can support your local small businesses. And to our local small business owners and entrepreneurs – I hope you will join me for my third annual Small Business Roundtable on ...

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45th Legislative District Community Meet & Greet - July 17

45th Legislative District Community Meet & Greet - July 17

Please join me for my annual summer meet and greet. Come meet your neighbors and other elected officials and share your thoughts on the 2021 legislative session and ideas for the 2022 session. When: Saturday, July 17th at 3:00 pm Where: Farrel-McWhirter Park (19545 NE Redmond Rd., Redmond, WA 98053) Please RSVP at ...

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That’s a wrap

That’s a wrap

Dear neighbors, I’m proud to say that in 2021, despite holding a mostly remote legislative session, we passed significant laws that will help improve the lives of Washingtonians. We made landmark progress on the issues that you all care about—pandemic relief and recovery, police accountability, behavioral health, childcare, equity, climate change, ...

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Long-Term Care Trust: you have questions, we have answers

Long-Term Care Trust: you have questions, we have answers

Dear neighbors, We all worry about how we are going to take care of our parents and ourselves as we age. We all want to be able to age in our own homes without going bankrupt paying for our care. That’s why, in 2019, the Legislature established the nation’s first public long-term ...

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Twelve bills to watch

Twelve bills to watch

Dear neighbors, As we begin the last month of the legislative session, we have made great progress, but there is still much work to be done. The Legislature acted quickly to bring $2.2 billion in pandemic relief to Washingtonians for vaccination, schools, rental assistance, child care grants, food assistance and more. ...

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Standing unanimous against hate crimes

Standing unanimous against hate crimes

Dear neighbors, We are living through a wave of hate crimes against Asian Americans that we must bring to a halt. Hate crimes are not only horrific acts of violence affecting individual victims and their families—they are a poison in our civil society by making whole communities feel unwelcome. Each and every one ...

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45th District Virtual Town Hall

45th District Virtual Town Hall

Dear neighbors,  We’re halfway through the 2021 legislative session, and my seatmates and I want to hear from you as well as update you on our work on your behalf.  Please join all three lawmakers from the 45th District—Rep. Larry Springer, Rep. Roger Goodman andRead More

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