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We are quickly approaching one of our first “cutoff” dates for the 2013 legislative session.  Cutoff dates are established to help move legislation through the process.  This Friday, Feb. 22 is...

Feb. 21, 2013

I want to thank those of you who were able to join Rep. Joel Kretz, Sen. John Smith and me last week during our telephone town hall.  We had a great...

Feb. 8, 2013

Just a quick reminder that we're holding our 7th District telephone town hall this Thursday night, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Please join Rep. Joel Kretz, Sen. John Smith and me...

Jan. 30, 2013

It was great to see so many of you during this past spring, summer and fall throughout the community.  Our district's rich heritage of parades, community events and local fairs are...

Jan. 24, 2013

A big thank you to all of you who were able to join us for our 7th District telephone town hall meeting last week.  It was a huge success!  In fact,...

Feb. 13, 2012

The second special session of 2011 began Nov. 28, and is schedule to last 30 days.  The governor announced the special session on Sept. 22.  The $32.4 billion budget passed last...

Dec. 8, 2011

After a 105-day session, and an extra 30-day special session, the 2011 Legislature finally wrapped up its work last week.  While I'm happy to be back in the district after a...

June 8, 2011

SPECIAL ALERT YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED!   I need your help.  I've just been made aware of proposed legislation that could have drastic consequences for animal owners in Eastern Washington.  Unfortunately,...

March 4, 2011

Here is a quick update on some of the issues we're dealing with right now in Olympia.  As always, if you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me. ...

Feb. 4, 2011

Here is a quick budget update on floor action that happened this week.  I'll continue to send these snapshots in an effort to keep you informed about the process, contents and...

Jan. 27, 2011