It has been an honor to represent you in the State House in Olympia for the past five years. With your input and collaboration, we have worked to prioritize K-12 education and strengthen school-community partnerships, fund the completion of Highway 167 while reforming the DOT, improve flexibility for local governments, recognize our veterans, reduce costs and administrative burdens for our colleges and universities, ensure greater transparency and accountability in state government, and engage the private sector in solving some of our biggest public problems.
Now, I’m looking forward to a new challenge: serving as your State Senator for the 25th District. In the coming months, I’ll be going door to door and meeting with neighbors for coffee to learn more about your priorities. I hope you’ll get in touch.
I was inspired to enter public service because I love our community. Growing up in Puyallup, I was blessed with a loving family, excellent teachers and coaches, and caring neighbors. Puyallup means “The Generous People,” and I like to think that we live up to our name. I believe that a strong community like ours with its network of families, businesses, schools, houses of worship, and private associations of all kinds is better at loving people and caring for people than any government bureaucracy ever was. We need to build up our communities, not our bureaucracies.
Please check out my website, and let’s work together for the future of our community. Please call me if you have ideas or questions.