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A new session and new responsibilities

A new session and new responsibilities

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2023 legislative session is little more than a month away, and I’m excited to share with you some news about the issues I’m going to be working on in the coming year. From making it easier to build affordable housing, to addressing the drug addiction crisis ...

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Learn more about our Highway 18 project this Wednesday

Learn more about our Highway 18 project this Wednesday

Dear friends and neighbors: As you may know, the $640 million in this year’s transportation revenue package marks the culmination of my 10-year effort to eliminate traffic congestion and improve road safety via a new interchange at the intersection of Highway 18 and Interstate 90. Construction of this bold new interchange ...

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Apply now for a legislative internship

Apply now for a legislative internship

Dear friends and neighbors: One of the benefits of returning to Olympia for in-person work next January is that the legislative internship program is up and running again, enabling students to see how their government operates from the inside. To apply for the 2023 program, go to www.leg.wa.gov/internships and apply before ...

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The biggest phase for Highway 18 begins in November

The biggest phase for Highway 18 begins in November

Dear friends and neighbors: It’s no secret that Highway 18 has been a major headache for years — and not just for those of us here in the 5th District but for anyone in the state who has to drive it. That’s why I’ve focused a significant amount of my time ...

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Court ruling reaffirms use of credit scores in insurance rates

Court ruling reaffirms use of credit scores in insurance rates

Dear friends and neighbors: As you probably know, from the get-go I have opposed the efforts of the state insurance commissioner to block the use of credit scores in setting insurance rates. The use of credit scores is a sound and proven means of setting premiums based on consumer track records, ...

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A rare honor from law enforcement professionals

A rare honor from law enforcement professionals

Dear friends and neighbors: When I’m making decisions on legislation, I ask myself what makes sense for our district and our state and then I vote accordingly. The last thing on my mind is an award. But that doesn’t make it any less rewarding when a group of top professionals later ...

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You can choose between town hall meetings on April 26 and 30

You can choose between town hall meetings on April 26 and 30

Dear friends and neighbors: I hope I’ll hear from you at either of two town hall meetings I’m hosting next week with my 5th Legislative District seatmates, Rep. Lisa Callan and Rep. Bill Ramos. On Tuesday, April 26, we’ll host a remote town hall meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. that you ...

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