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I’m always open to new ideas and am willing to work with anyone to solve the problems facing our communities. Because ours is a citizen Legislature, people across Washington – such as you – have many opportunities to be a direct part of the lawmaking process.

Give me a call, send me a letter or e-mail, visit me in my office, testify in front of a legislative committee – no matter how you choose to get involved, I want your state capitol to be an open and inviting environment.

My legislative priorities reflect what people across the 18th Legislative District have asked me to do:

  • work to strengthen our economy;
  • protect taxpayers by prioritizing state spending;
  • offer every child an opportunity to succeed scholastically; and
    make sure vital transportation projects are moving forward.

Please contact me, using the information provided, if I can be of assistance or if you would ever like to meet. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
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Transportation secretary fails to win Senate confirmation, loses job
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Transportation secretary fails to win Senate confirmation, loses job
A majority of the state Senate voted today against confirming the state transportation secretary appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee. The decision means Lynn Peterson is out as head of the state Department of Transportation after three years. “This is about having accountability at the highest levels in state agencies. Secretary...
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IN THE NEWS: Coalition fights to strengthen Career & Technical Education
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IN THE NEWS: Coalition fights to strengthen Career & Technical Education
Photo caption: Accepting the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education Legislator of the Year award in September 2015. I’m sharing a blog post from the Washington Business Alliance championing a bill I’ve co-sponsored that would fund material and supplies for career and technical programs just like we do for...
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Sen. Ann Rivers’ Legislative Update for Feb. 3 – DOC scandal update
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Sen. Ann Rivers’ Legislative Update for Feb. 3 – DOC scandal update
The past three weeks in Olympia have been filled with committee hearings, education task-force work sessions, stakeholder meetings and visits from folks back home – like the firefighters pictured above who stopped by my office. It was great to see them!  Read my entire e-newsletter here to get my latest legislative update.    
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Bipartisan ‘Safe Today’ bills dropped in Legislature
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Bipartisan ‘Safe Today’ bills dropped in Legislature
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a package of bills related to rape kits and justice for survivors of sexual assault, dubbed “Safe Today” legislation. This is in reference to the acronym SAFE, which stands for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations, the official name of rape kits. HB 2530 and...
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