Welcome to the 2017 Legislative Session!

Here you’ll find information on the 26th Legislative District, legislation I’ve sponsored and co-sponsored, press releases, videos, contact information and much more.

We have many challenges before us in the Legislature as we work to preserve and improve our state’s quality of life.

As our state faces a challenging budget year, I believe it is especially important to protect taxpayers while preserving services for our state’s most vulnerable population.

Among my many priorities as your state Senator, I’m working for you to:

  • improve our local transportation system and ensure a reliable, affordable ferry service;
  • fully-fund basic education and prepare our students for a competitive workforce;
  • refine the Growth Management Act to make it work better for our local communities;
  • support our veterans and local military operations; and
  • stimulate our economy, create new jobs, and support and strengthen local businesses.

Please contact my office should you have any questions, comments or ideas about state government. It is a great and humbling honor to serve as your state senator.



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Latest News

Did Sound Transit mislead voters and the Legislature?
Did Sound Transit mislead voters and the Legislature?
After a $54 billion mass transit measure was passed in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties, many taxpayers have been shocked at how much more they are paying in car tabs and taxes for projects that will take decades to reach completion. Voters who supported ST3, the $54 billion bond measure,...
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Speaking at Gig Harbor Rotary Club
Speaking at Gig Harbor Rotary Club
I had the great pleasure of speaking at the Gig Harbor Rotary Club today and we had a wonderful discussion of the legislative session and what it means for taxpayers and families in our community. Thank you very much to the Gig Harbor Rotary Club for inviting me to speak...
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