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Along with many of you, I am deeply affected by the events surrounding the Boston Marathon. I studied leadership at Harvard in the Executive Education program, and still have many friends...

April 19, 2013

Click to watch my video update. Town Halls This week I wanted to let you know about ways you can ask me questions in two different town hall settings. The first...

April 12, 2013

Click to watch my video update. This week I had members of the court of the Spokane Lilac Festival visit me in Olympia. The Lilac Festival has a rich history in...

April 5, 2013

This week I had a special visitor, Miss Spokane 2013 Hannah Cvancara. I invited her to the Capitol because of her inspiring story; she is the first disabled winner of the...

March 29, 2013

To watch my video update, click here. Last week, the 4A state champion Mead High School Girls basketball team came to visit me in Olympia. I invited them, along with coach...

March 21, 2013

Click to watch my video update. Town Hall Event in the 6th District this Saturday I will be holding a town hall this weekend with my seatmates to provide an update...

March 13, 2013

People who want to meet and ask questions of their state lawmakers will have the opportunity Saturday, March 16 at a town hall meeting in Spokane. Sen. Michael Baumgartner and Reps....

March 12, 2013

In the world of Spokane sports this week, the Mead and St. George High School girls' basketball teams won state trophies in their divisions. I have invited both teams to Olympia...

March 8, 2013

Click here to watch my video update. Congratulations to teacher Mindy Shaw of Riverside Elementary School for winning the $10,000 grand prize in the Great American Classroom Makeover contest. Mindy plans...

March 1, 2013

The Gonzaga University and Whitworth University men's basketball teams continue to roll and are nationally ranked once again this week. The Zags are the number 3 team in the country and...

Feb. 22, 2013