Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The 2022 legislative session is over. I joined my seatmate, Rep. Mike Volz, in sending out a hard copy newsletter reviewing several key issues from the session. If you haven't received it yet, or haven't had a chance to look it over, I've included it below for your convenience.
Due to election-year restrictions beginning on May 16, I will not be able to send you email updates until after the November general election results are certified. However, that doesn't mean I can't respond to your questions or concerns. You are always free to contact my office. I am your state representative year round and I work for you!
You can always visit my website as well to learn more about the bills I've sponsored, my priorities, and the different radio shows I've been on.
I've been involved in several public safety and community issues recently, including the Spokane Alliance for Fentanyl Education. Fentanyl has been identified as the leading causes of death in our nation for Americans between the ages of 18-45. You can read The Spokesman-Review article on the alliance here, and a recent KXLY story here.
I am also involved in efforts to keep specific violent criminals – murderers and rapists – behind bars. There are some who believe that early release for the most violent offenders in our state is appropriate. But not me. As we see violent crime and property theft increase across the state and in our region, we need to be vigilant and hold criminals accountable for their actions. I am working hard to see that our children and families have the safe neighborhoods and safe schools that they deserve.
Thank you for reading my email update and for staying involved. If you need a guest speaker for your civic group, neighborhood association, or church group, please let me know. I'm always happy to participate in community events and am available to give updates on current state issues.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you in the state House of Representatives.