By the Tri-City Herald Editorial Board February 26, 2018 Last week, at political warp speed, the Legislature approved its own exemption to the state Public Records Act. Senate Bill 6617 was worked out quietly by leaders of the four legislative caucuses and rushed through within 48 hours of being introduced to lawmakers. The bill was … Continued
Over the last few years, the American Dream and the kinds of opportunities that were available to earlier generations have eluded the grasp of too many Washingtonians, including right here in the 28th Legislative District. Economic opportunity for people who have worked hard has greatly diminished. But our communities deserve better than just getting by and hoping for the best.
Representing you in Olympia, I have focused on:
With your continued support, I will work tirelessly to make sure our legislature is accountable to you, not just the wealthy or well-connected few. That means I will fight every day so that:
- Washington has a strong middle class and an economy that provides opportunities for all, by investing in fair pay for workers, infrastructure, and the environment, and that eliminates giveaways of our tax dollars through outdated tax loopholes;
- Our children, who deserve to attend fully and fairly funded public schools, get an outstanding education that outfits them to compete in the global economy; and
- Families, who must be healthy and able to succeed, have greater access to quality and affordable health care, and live in safe and vibrant communities.
That is my promise to you, who I represent. Each decision I make and every effort I undertake will focus on working families getting and staying ahead, our children and grandchildren obtaining the best possible education, and making government work for all of us, not just those with influence.