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I will be holding two town halls this month. The first one will be on October 9 with Darrin Duty of Generation Alive, focusing on human trafficking issues in our state....

Oct. 1, 2013

It has been a wonderful summer so far here in Spokane. I am so blessed to be able to call this beautiful town home. Economic Minute Recently, the Economic and Revenue...

Aug. 21, 2013

I hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July Holiday. It is a huge blessing to be back at home in Spokane and have the opportunity to take some time to be...

July 17, 2013

I am happy to report I am headed home to Spokane after voting on the 2013-15 operating budget before July 1 and avoiding a state government shutdown. While I am happy...

June 30, 2013

I'm back in Olympia this week voting on bills necessary to implement the budget and hopefully soon, the 2013-15 operating budget. While I am discouraged by the pace of the 2013...

June 26, 2013

First, I want to take a moment and acknowledge the tremendous loss to our community of the three Fairchild airmen killed in Kyrgyzstan earlier this month. I was able to attend...

June 3, 2013

In a few weeks, I will be delivering the commencement address at Whitworth University. I am honored to speak to the graduating students at my alma mater. I've been working on...

April 26, 2013

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