Dear friends and neighbors,

You’re invited! An important opportunity to engage in the redistricting process is coming up on June 22, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Contributing your thoughts and insights about what you want your community to look like – as the Washington State Redistricting Commission drafts new congressional and legislative district maps – will have an impact for years to come.

The Commission is holding a series of these Public Outreach Meetings throughout the state to gather public input – so register as a participant to receive a Zoom invite and get involved! Please note: if you do not register, you won’t be able to speak directly with the commissioners or other community members during the meeting. If you’d prefer to simply watch the conversation, tune in on TVW or on Youtube.

Here in the 38th Legislative District (LD) – which includes all of us in Everett, Marysville, and Tulalip – we are in Congressional District #2. This Public Outreach Meeting on June 22 includes all of our neighbors in CD #2, so we’ll be joined by LDs 1, 21, 32, 39, 42, and 44. You can find the schedule for the rest of the Public Outreach Meetings in different Congressional Districts here.


Starting in July, our state will operate under a new, two-year budget that guides spending for everything from public schools to environmental protection to housing to health care. As the vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, it was my honor to help write the budget and collaborate with community members and colleagues to build better, stronger investments in our state. The $60 billion, two-year budget that we passed is an important document that puts our values into action and provides a brighter vision for tomorrow. In my last newsletter, I shared a few of the investment highlights in which our community was most interested – and which will help Washington recover more quickly from the pandemic, and stride forward into a better future for all of us.

Thank you for your input during the budget-writing process – and please consider making your voice heard during the redistricting process as well. In the meantime, don’t forget that 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.