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Thank you for visiting my website. Here you will find information about the 4th Legislative District, my committee assignments, my legislative priorities and bills I have introduced in the Legislature.

You’ll learn about my top priorities, including ongoing efforts to crack down on impaired driving and reduce the incidence of property crime, a major issue for our area.

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Jobs numbers that are scary good
Jobs numbers that are scary good
As Halloween rapidly approaches there will be plenty of ghosts, witches and a few saints searching for candy and other treats. I hope it is a safe and enjoyable time for you and your family. Fortunately, one of the treats our nation continues to enjoy is a thriving economy, which...
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Governor sued for illegal vetoes
Governor sued for illegal vetoes
I thank those of you who attended our coffee meetings at Cole’s Coffee this past week. These coffee meetings have been a great way for us to connect and share our thoughts on important issues for our state and our community. Another way to stay up to date on news...
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Seats available for Coffee Meetings with Sen. Padden
Seats available for Coffee Meetings with Sen. Padden
It’s not too late for you to reserve your spot for our next coffee meeting! Let’s have a cup of coffee at Cole’s Coffee, on Tuesday, Sept. 17th. I want to hear your concerns, ideas and questions, to help me better serve the people of our district. Normally, I would...
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In the News: GOP lawmakers continue to slam Gov. Inslee over scandals at DOC
In the News: GOP lawmakers continue to slam Gov. Inslee over scandals at DOC
By Hanna Scott September 2, 2019 at 7:10 am From a computer system glitch blamed for the early release of thousands of prisoners, to investigations over inmate deaths under a now-fired medical director at the Monroe prison, the Washington State Corrections Department has had its share of scandals. Some state...
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