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This is the 16th day of the 2014 legislative session. It has been a very busy, challenging and rewarding session so far. For those of you who may not know I...

Jan. 28, 2014

Interim has been busy for me since our second special session ended on June 29. I’ve been fortunate to spend time at my construction business building a new home, traveling to...

Oct. 3, 2013

Tuesday marked the end of the first special session of 2013. Disappointingly, after 105 days of regular session, and another 30 days, the Legislature has still not reached a budget compromise....

June 13, 2013

There are 11 days remaining for the 2013 session. We are currently busy voting on policy bills since the final cut-off for votes on the House floor is tonight. After this...

April 18, 2013

There are 24 more days scheduled for the 2013 session. We have passed four deadlines so far and our next cutoff will be on Tuesday, April 9. By that time, Senate...

April 5, 2013

As of yesterday we are officially half way through the 105-day scheduled session. Two important deadlines have passed: House policy committee cut off on Feb. 22 and House fiscal committee cut-off...

March 9, 2013

We are now on day 33 of the scheduled 105-day session. Currently, more than 800 bills have been introduced and the pace is frenetic; however, the needs of the people back...

Feb. 16, 2013

We are now on day 22 of the scheduled 105-day session. After weeks of ceremonies and work sessions, action is ramping up. I will be sending out e-mail updates, like this...

Feb. 5, 2013

It has been great to be back in Whatcom County after the long 2012 sessions. As always, I am thankful for the support of everyone in my district. I appreciated hearing...

May 4, 2012

I am holding a telephone town hall with the other legislators from the 42nd District, Sen. Doug Ericksen and Rep. Jason Overstreet. You are invited to join us Monday, April 30....

April 26, 2012