Welcome to the 2016 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

Serving Gig Harbor Serving Gig Harbor
This video by the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce features many of the ways in which Gig Harbor is home to the people of our community. As State Senator for Gig Harbor, it is my honor to help this community and the businesses and citizens who live and work here...
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GREAT NEWS: State Transportation Commission suspends plans to increase toll rates on Narrows Bridge GREAT NEWS: State Transportation Commission suspends plans to increase toll rates on Narrows Bridge
Great news! This year we were able to stop the planned toll increase on the Narrows Bridge by using funds from the gas tax revenue raised by the transportation package we passed last year. Our supplemental transportation budget passed this year included $2.5 million from gas tax revenues to make...
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