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Legislative action alert – Washington STRONG Act set for committee hearing

Legislative action alert – Washington STRONG Act set for committee hearing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Friends and neighbors, Today marks day 51 of the 105-day Legislative session. With an important deadline next week, we are working long hours voting on bills before they must have made their way out of the Senate and over to the House. One of my top priority bills will be heard in ...

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E-news: See you in November!

E-news: See you in November!

Friends and neighbors in the 40th, Due to election year restrictions I will be unable to update my website, Facebook page, or send e-newsletters beginning on May 11. However, my office will remain open, so if you need to contact me or my staff, please call my office at (360) 786-7678 ...

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E-News: Upcoming Virtual Town Hall

E-News: Upcoming Virtual Town Hall

Friends and neighbors, We have all learned to live in a new normal during this crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on public health, the economy, and our way of life. The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order has been tough on all of us, but it’s necessary to ...

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E-news - Coronavirus resources

E-news - Coronavirus resources

Friends and neighbors, As we are entering the second week of Gov. Inslee’s Stay at Home order, I understand that this crisis can affect each of us in unique ways. I want to start by expressing my sincerest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones or been impacted by ...

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Coronavirus resources

Coronavirus resources

Friends and neighbors, I know many of us are scared, nervous, or anxious in this period of uncertainty. If you have questions, just know that you are not alone, and that your state agencies are working to answer them as soon as possible. The State of Washington website has the most ...

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Ferry updates during the coronavirus crisis

Ferry updates during the coronavirus crisis

Friends and neighbors, As an Anacortes resident, I know how vital our ferry system is in Washington. During this stressful time, and given the uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis, there has been a significant decline in ferry ridership across the state. As more families are working from home or self-quarantining, this ...

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Interim updates

Interim updates

With the Legislative session underway, I’d like to look back and showcase some of the work that I did over the interim, and how it translates to what I’m getting done here in Olympia. This summer, I was able to meet with many groups who provided insight for my work ...

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Supporting our Communities' Quality of Life

Supporting our Communities' Quality of Life

The end of the 2019 legislative session is just around the corner. This week we've finished passing House bills in the Senate focusing on policies and programs that support our communities' quality of life and safeguard the environment. In the remaining days, we'll finalize the state budgets - ...

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I'm supporting major investments in environmental protection and local recreation

I'm supporting major investments in environmental protection and local recreation

Senate Democrats introduced a capital budget proposal this week that would invest in infrastructure to support behavioral health, affordable housing, education, and orca and environmental protection.

This first step in the budget process shows what we're hoping to prioritize this year in state investments. We'll be negotiating over the coming ...

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Loveletter: See you in Burlington!

Loveletter: See you in Burlington!

Don't Forget: Town Hall this Saturday

I am thrilled to host a town hall with Rep. Jeff Morris this Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at the Burlington Community Center. Please join us to hear more about what we're working on and weigh in on ...

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