Friends and neighbors,

The past week or so has been devoted to Senate floor debate – passing policy sent our way from the House on everything from tenant protections to climate mitigation to voting rights restoration. In the midst of all that, we passed our Senate operating and capital budgets: a step that moves us further down the road to recovery for our communities and our state.

I’m thrilled about our progress toward healing and rebuilding, which is why I’m eager to invite you to a livestream that I’ll be on with my colleagues Sen. Emily Randall (LD 26) and Sen. Christine Rolfes (LD 23) to explain more about the budget and why it’s important! This will be a great opportunity to answer your questions and clear up the big (and sometimes complicated) budget document that lists the historic investments we plan to make this session.

Tap the image below to RSVP and join us on Monday, April 12, from 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm!

I also have some news from today’s Senate floor action. Early this afternoon, I had the honor and the privilege of introducing Senate Resolution 8623 – in honor of my colleague, my neighbor, my mentor, and my predecessor: Senator John McCoy.

Senator McCoy is an incredible leader in our community who brought such compassion and wisdom to his work as a lawmaker. You may know him as a champion of broadband access and economic growth in our region, and as a fierce advocate for the rights of sovereign tribal nations and for access to healthcare and high-quality education. We are all so fortunate that he chose to serve, and it was a delight to hear so many of our Senate colleagues recognize that in moving speeches for him today.

Tap the image below to learn a bit more about his legacy – and if you see him around (which I’m sure you will!), be sure to say hi and to thank him for all he’s done.

As a reminder: my office is as available to you as ever. Send me an email at, or give me a call at (360) 786-7674. Let’s set up a Zoom meeting or connect in writing. I’d love to hear from you, and I’m looking forward to learning more about your priorities in this upcoming year. You can also follow me on Facebook for regular updates.

My work in Olympia is always informed by the voices of my neighbors, and I’m eager to hear yours.