Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The 2020 legislative session is underway. As your state representative, it's my job to find common-sense solutions to the problems facing our communities and state. Schools, homes, businesses, and neighborhoods should be safe places. This year, my legislative priorities include public safety, housing affordability and government accountability.
- Helping the homeless requires compassion and enforcement. We need workable solutions that respond to root causes while keeping our homes and communities safe.
- Housing and homeownership should be within reach for working individuals and families. That means reducing bureaucratic red tape for the construction and remodeling of homes, along with the tax burden on property owners. This has the added benefit of reducing the costs of renting or buying a home.
- Programs and government services should be efficient, effective and transparent. No more closed-door negotiations, last-minute tax hikes or broken promises to the public!
Take my legislative survey
I want to hear from you. Your input helps me do my work in Olympia. Take a short survey and tell me what you think the Legislature's top priorities should be during the 2020 session.
Supporting 'cottage' food-makers
This session, I introduced two bills that would support cottage food-makers—many of them stay-at-home parents—to start, maintain and grow their businesses. Cottage food-makers sell their homemade products directly to consumers. Business owners prepare their food products in home kitchens, pay fees and are subject to inspections. House Bill 2217 would help by adjusting some food labeling requirements. House Bill 2218 seeks to double the gross revenue from $25,000 to $50,000 makers of homemade foods can collect before coming under the state's food processing law.
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If you have questions about state government-related issues, feel free to call, send me an email or set up an in-person meeting. I'm always glad to hear from you!
It's an honor to serve you in Olympia.