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The 2012 legislative sessions finally came to an end on April 11, after 24 hours of voting, a 60-day regular session and 31 days of two special sessions. In this time,...

April 20, 2012

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

Today is the 38th day of the 2012 regular session; which means we are more than half-way done with the  60-days we have scheduled to be in Olympia. Recent days have...

Feb. 15, 2012

I am inviting you, and all 42nd District residents, participate in a telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday night, Jan. 25, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program works much like a radio...

Jan. 24, 2012

In less than a week the 2012 regular legislative session will officially start. I’m excited to get back to Olympia and continue to fight for important changes to government. Some of...

Jan. 6, 2012

After a 105-day regular session and an additional 30-day special session, the 2011 Legislature finally adjourned last week. As I returned to the district after my first legislative session I could...

June 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

A lot has happened in Olympia since my last e-mail update. It was announced state revenue projections have dropped again, workers’ compensation reform is being tied up in the House by...

March 30, 2011

I want to thank all of you who attended the town hall in Lynden over the weekend. We had a great turnout and a very spirited debate on some of the...

March 15, 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