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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

Delivering speedy COVID relief

Delivering speedy COVID relief

Dear neighbors, Our top priority this session is to continue to provide relief to the families and small businesses that need it urgently. We have expedited a package of bills that will get that help out the door immediately and build upon the work we have been doing all last year ...

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How to participate in your democracy during the legislative session

How to participate in your democracy during the legislative session

Dear neighbors, I stand together with the vast majority of Americans in excoriating the hateful violence and intimidation we saw this week in our nation’s capital and in our state capital. I am appalled that many prominent Republicans, including the President, fed the flames of extremism and inspired an insurrection. All ...

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E-news: Join me for a Small Business Roundtable

E-news: Join me for a Small Business Roundtable

Dear Neighbors, Please join me on Tuesday, October 20, at 4:30 pm, for my second annual small business roundtable! Last year, we had a terrific meeting with lots of ideas and input from new entrepreneurs. This year, we'll build on that success and focus on helping small businesses weather the COVID-19 ...

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E-News: Thank you and info about property tax exemptions

E-News: Thank you and info about property tax exemptions

Dear Neighbors, Thank you to everyone who joined us for my virtual community BBQ this year. I gave a brief legislative update, and our special guest, Assessor John Wilson, gave a presentation and answered questions about the new senior property tax exemption I sponsored in the Legislature. It provides $20 million in ...

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