Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As you are probably aware, I have announced that I will not be seeking re-election in November. However, I will serve out the remainder of my term, which ends in January 2019.
It was a difficult decision. I have put my heart and soul into being a legislator for 16 years, but it takes a tremendous amount of time and commitment. The recent sessions have lasted as long as six months. It is time to start a new chapter in my life as there are other new and exciting opportunities crossing my path, in and out of the Twelfth District I may not want to pass up.
I am going out on a positive note, as we had a number of accomplishments for the 12th District this session. Tourism is a major economic driver for us, and we were able to get the companion bill to my tourism legislation signed into law. We also addressed water rights, the capital budget contained some great projects for our region, and I was able to pass some additional bills constituents brought to me.
I will be your representative for the remainder of the year. However, on Monday election-year communication restrictions go into effect. Although I am not running for re-election, the restrictions pertain to all House members and prohibit me from using government resources for communications.
I can respond to direct questions or inquiries, so I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about legislative or state government issues.
It has been a great honor and privilege to serve you in the Washington State House of Representatives since 2002! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent the constituents of the 12th District for all these years.
Finally, my end of session 2018 Legislative Review is out. Click here to read it.