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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your family, like mine, is getting ready for a fun and relaxing holiday. Last week, lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol for what is known as...

Nov. 27, 2019

This week, lawmakers have gathered at the state Capitol for what is known as Committee Assembly Days. Along with my colleagues, I'm busy attending caucus meetings, doing committee work and discussing...

Nov. 22, 2019

Smoke detectors save lives. The 39th District happens to be the home of two “heroes” for fire safety and awareness, Gerry and Bonnie Gibson of Sultan, Washington. Tragically, Gerry and Bonnie...

Oct. 31, 2019

Each year, as summer comes to a close, students head back into the classroom. My husband is a retired teacher. He worked for over 33 years as a high school instructor....

Sept. 18, 2019

Business activity is good for cities, rural communities and the state. We need to promote and establish legislation that doesn't impede economic growth and freedom. Businesses do not need more government...

Aug. 12, 2019

With the close of the 2019 session nearly a month ago, I’ve returned home. As with any legislative session, there were wins and losses. I am extremely disappointed the recently enacted...

May 30, 2019

With the cherry trees on the Capitol Campus in full bloom, we are entering the last few days of the regularly scheduled 2019 session. With the exception of budget matters,...

April 17, 2019

With the cherry trees on the Capitol Campus in full bloom, we are entering the last few weeks of the 2019 session. Our next legislative deadline is Opposite House cutoff on...

April 10, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! For the past several days, we've been working hard debating and voting on bills on the House floor. That's because another legislative deadline is quickly approaching: house of...

March 12, 2019

For the past several days, we've been working hard debating and voting on bills on the House floor. That's because another legislative deadline is quickly approaching: house of origin cutoff.

March 11, 2019