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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,
firstnamesmall

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GUEST VIDEO: Protecting victims of sexual assault
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GUEST VIDEO: Protecting victims of sexual assault
Take 57 Seconds to learn more about how Washington is supporting survivors of sexual assault. A big thanks to my colleague, Sen. Joe Fain for producing this concise and informative video! Click here to watch.    
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Funding from Legislature gives local school districts breathing room
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Funding from Legislature gives local school districts breathing room
Two Clark County school districts have been awarded grants that will allow them to make classrooms and other learning environments less crowded for students in kindergarten through third grade. The Ridgefield School District will receive $1.2 million and the Vancouver School District will benefit from a nearly $43 million grant;...
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Work continues on education funding
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Work continues on education funding
The task force on education funding met in Olympia today. Work continues through the legislative interim as we prepare to for the 2017 session. Documents from meeting can be found here.
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Where does marijuana revenue go?
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Where does marijuana revenue go?
I’ve received a number of questions regarding marijuana revenue. I’m sharing a helpful document prepared by the Office of Financial Management that lists how much  marijuana revenue was collected in 2013-15, how much marijuana revenue budget writers can anticipate through 2019 and where it all goes.
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