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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you for visiting my website. I am at the Capitol for the 2015 legislative session, which has been under way since Jan. 12 and is scheduled to conclude April 26.

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.

If you reside in the 16th Legislative District and don’t already receive my Eastsider’s Report e-newsletter, I invite you to sign up by emailing me at asking to join. It’s a great way to stay updated on issues during legislative sessions and throughout the year.

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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Eastsider’s Report – Nov. 30, 2015 Eastsider’s Report – Nov. 30, 2015
November 30, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors Our state is dedicated to fair and transparent elections. We maintain stringent rules on the use of public resources during election years. Senators who are up for re-election in 2016, including me, must follow strict rules concerning our written communications with you. As...
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Eastsider’s Report – Nov. 10, 2015 Eastsider’s Report – Nov. 10, 2015
November 10, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Around our country, state and community people will celebrate and honor the sacrifices of our nation’s men and women in uniform. Nov. 11 was originally known as Armistice Day because it’s when the First World War ended; Congress officially...
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A representative government only works when those represented take an active part in the process. I'm here to serve you, and your direct input helps me do my job better. Please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail, phone or by mail, or make an appointment to see me in person. I look forward to hearing from you!