Welcome to my Senate webpage!
It is my honor to serve the people of the 26th Legislative District. I have been honored to do so over the past 18 years, starting as a Kitsap County Commissioner and then serving in the House of Representatives for five years. I’m now in my fifth year as your state Senator. As part of my website, you will find more about my background if you are new to the area. My website also has information on taxes, school funding and various other topics that I hope will be helpful to you.
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.
Our state often faces budget challenges. 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 you.
Thank you for visiting! Please contact me with any questions.
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A representative government only works when those represented take an active part in the process. I'm here to serve you, and your direct input helps me do my job better. Please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail, phone or by mail, or make an appointment to see me in person. I look forward to hearing from you!