Thank you for visiting! Please contact me with any questions.

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

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.

If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please contact me or my Legislative Assistant, John Jourdan, via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my district office in Spokane Valley at (509) 921-2460. If you would like to receive my e-newsletter, you may sign up now. It is my honor and privilege to serve the 4th Legislative District in the  Washington State Senate.

Latest News

Thanks to our veterans
Thanks to our veterans
With Veterans Day being tomorrow, I wanted to begin this Report from Olympia by honoring those to whom we owe our freedom: the brave men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. Between the chaotic finish to the Afghanistan war – America’s longest war – and...
Read More
As thousands fired under Inslee decree, Senate Freedom Caucus calls on governor to resign
As thousands fired under Inslee decree, Senate Freedom Caucus calls on governor to resign
Mass-termination event is last straw — senators cite failure of leadership Thousands of state employees get ax under Inslee vaccination mandate Follows nearly 600 days of autocratic decisions in ‘emergency’ that never ends Ferries on reduced schedule due to severe staffing shortage, other impacts expected Governor has ignored Legislature, shut...
Read More
Some treats among the tricks… Not all scary news
Some treats among the tricks… Not all scary news
As Halloween rapidly approaches, there will be plenty of tricks and treats. I hope it is a safe and enjoyable time for you and your family. While the past year or two have brought lots of frightening news, from COVID and rising suicide rates to inflation and rising fuel costs...
Read More
Alarm bells still ringing at Department of Corrections
Alarm bells still ringing at Department of Corrections
More than five years ago I stood at a podium before a room full of reporters to announce the findings of a detailed Senate investigation into systematic failures at the Department of Corrections, and what could be done to fix them. A lot can change in 5 years, but apparently...
Read More
Keep Reading

Subscribe

Those who receive my regular e-newsletters have access to straight from the state Capitol. Sign up today, and you can take the next step toward participating directly in your state government.

I'm Here to Serve You

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!