Our state is stronger when everyone has an opportunity to thrive. Having access to safe, healthy, and affordable housing is foundational to the health and well-being of our communities.(Read More)
Our communities have been overwhelmed by the opioid crisis and a healthcare system that lacks adequate mental health support.
As a lifelong Washingtonian, I am grateful for the abundant beauty of our natural environment. I believe have a responsibility to preserve and protect these resources for future generations.
I stand with our undocumented neighbors and honor the value they bring to our communities and economy.(Read More)
Despite having one of the highest standards of living in the country, too many Washingtonians struggle to get by. Working class families and our vulnerable neighbors are struggling to make ends meet, as costs for education, housing, childcare, and healthcare continue to increase, while wages have stagnated for decades.(Read More)
We must create more workforce housing located in high opportunity areas, invest in apprenticeship and manufacturing utilization statewide, and target investments in clean energy and biotechnology.
In response to the murdering of black and brown people across the country at the hands of those who have sworn to protect and serve their communities, people are gathering to express their rage, sadness, and frustration in protests across the US and here in Thurston County.
The public education I received provided the educational foundation which enabled me to be the first in my family to graduate from college. This is why I support fully funding K-12 basic education including professional, competitive compensation and benefits for educators, as well as additional mental health staff (school counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, etc.) necessary to meet the needs of our students. As a legislator I will promote our common vision of an equitable, comprehensive education system to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed.(Read More)