E-Newsletter

Investing in our communities

Investing in our communities

Dear friends and neighbors, In my final e-newsletter for this year, I would like to highlight some of the investments that the state will be making in neighborhood projects around our district. Many are the result of persistent and effective advocacy by individuals and nonprofits who are working hard to solve ...

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Washington will defend reproductive rights

Washington will defend reproductive rights

Dear friends and neighbors, This week’s release of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion suggesting the Court may be poised to overturn Roe v. Wade represents a radical and dangerous attack on the right to privacy under the federal constitution, potentially calling into question rights from access to contraceptives to marriage ...

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Addressing the housing and homelessness crises

Addressing the housing and homelessness crises

Dear friends and neighbors, No problem facing our state is more immediate or visible than the crises of affordable housing and homelessness. Thanks to additional federal funds, this year the Legislature made one of the largest investments in state history to increase affordable housing, bring unsheltered people into housing, and address ...

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The greenest transportation package in state history

The greenest transportation package in state history

As we celebrate Earth Day this week, I want to share more details on the passage of the Move Ahead Washington transportation package.  The package is the most environmentally friendly set of investments in state history and one of the most exciting achievements of the 2022 legislative session. I was ...

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Addressing the climate crisis

Addressing the climate crisis

As a state legislator and as a parent, I feel responsible to protect our environment for generations to come. The global climate crisis caused by runaway carbon emissions has caused our state to experience unprecedented heat waves, catastrophic wildfires, and severe flooding. We know we must take bold action now ...

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Legislature makes critical investments in education

Legislature makes critical investments in education

Dear friends and neighbors, Before this year’s legislative session concluded on March 10, the Legislature invested in the long-term success of all of Washington students, teachers, and families. As a father of four students and the husband of a special education teacher in Seattle Public Schools, I know how challenging these ...

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Legislature makes progress on public safety

Legislature makes progress on public safety

Dear friends and neighbors, The 2022 legislative session ended on March 10 after a busy and productive 60 days in Olympia. We finished the session on time for the fifth year in a row. We made remarkable progress on many fronts, including an innovative $17 billion transportation package, major investments in ...

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Standing with the people of Ukraine

Standing with the people of Ukraine

Dear friends and neighbors, Less than a week remains in the 2022 legislative session, and we have been spending long days on the Senate floor passing legislation to improve lives in our state. I will report on our progress when the session concludes next week. For now, I wanted to share a ...

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