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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you for visiting my website. I am looking forward to the upcoming 2016 Legislative Session, which starts January 11 and is scheduled to end March 10.

I invite you to browse this site for posts and information on a variety of issues, and as always, I hope you will contact me if there is anything I can do for you.

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Please let me know if you have questions or feedback about the issues facing our state, or if I can help you in any way. Thank you for the honor of serving as your state senator.



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Unconstitutional. That’s the ruling of the King County Superior Court on Initiative 1366. What does that mean for Washington? I-1366, which passed with a 51.5 percent of the statewide vote last November, would give legislators a choice: allow voters to decide later this year on a constitutional amendment requiring a...
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Did You Know…? The governor is not required to put forth a four-year balanced budget, but the Legislature is. He can, and does, propose spending that you can’t pay for. Gun Rights Rally Your Second Amendment rights are under attack constantly, most recently in Washington with a bill that would ban “assault weapons”...
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