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Environment & Parks


Growing up in and representing the 42nd Legislative District, rich with outdoor recreation land, I have always felt parks and other recreation land are pivotal to our district and state’s overall...

June 3, 2014

We are nearing the end of the 2012 regular session with less than one week remaining. The majority of my time is now spent voting on the House floor. This week...

March 3, 2012

My first legislative session in Olympia could be likened to a rollercoaster – many ups and downs, with lots of twists and turns. While tough decisions and difficult negotiations drew attention...

Aug. 2, 2011

As we entered the month of May, I expected to be back in the 42nd Legislative District discussing the good and the bad of my first legislative session. However, I spent...

May 4, 2011

We just finished 10 days of floor action. We worked long hours, late nights, and during the weekends as we debated, amended and passed bills. The finally tally of House bills...

March 8, 2011