The last few years have been tough. On the heels of the Great Recession, it feels like the needs of regular people — middle class families like the one I grew up in — have been ignored at the expense of special interests and powerful elites. Congress has spent more time debating new tax cuts for the wealthy than it has spent focused on how to grow an economy that works for all of us.

As I returned to Olympia this session, I was selected by my colleagues to take on the new role of Majority Floor Leader. As one of the top ranking members in our new Senate majority, I made it my mission to focus on one goal: putting people first.

In just a short 60-day session, and the first session in five years with Democrats again controlling the Legislature, I am proud to report that we made significant progress on the important issues facing middle-class families in our community and around the state.

Please click here to read my full report on the 2018 Legislative Session!

It is truly an honor to serve you and my door is always open. If you have any questions about this session or any topic, please feel free reach me by email at or by phone at 360-786-7640.

All my best,

Click here to read my 2018 Session report