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Honoring the late “Frosty” Westering Today the Senate honored football coach, Forrest “Frosty” Westering with a resolution that I had the great honor of sponsoring. Click on the video below to hear what I had to say about the incredible man that Frosty was and moving tributes from several other legislators. Read More...
Video: Comcast Newsmakers I was recently interviewed by Sabrina Register with Comcast Newsmakers. We talked about education and the need to close the opportunity and achievement gaps. You can watch the short interview below. Read More...
Capitol Classroom with Oroville High School Today, I had the privilege of talking with a group of students from Oroville High School in eastern Washington via a live video connection. The class chose my grade-level reading bill, Senate Bill 5237, to study and follow throughout the legislative process. Watch the video below to see our discussion... Read More...
Senate Page Program The Washington State Legislature has one of the finest page programs in the country. Every year, hundreds of students throughout our state take part in the legislative process and observe the Legislature and other branches of state government in action. The page program offers an invaluable opportunity for students to take an... Read More...
Pastor Lee This past week, I had the great honor of hosting Pastor Lee Ronshaugen of Puyallup’s Lighthouse Christian Center to lead the Senate in our opening prayer. I would like to thank Pastor Lee for his faithful service to the Puyallup community as pastor of prayer and deaf ministries for Lighthouse. Read More...
Video Update In this week’s video update, I talk about two education reforms that would impact schools in our state. Read More...
Press Conference On Wednesday, I participated in a “media avail” along with Majority Coalition Caucus leader, Sen. Rodney Tom, and Republican Caucus Whip, Sen. Ann Rivers. Representatives from the House Republican Caucus also participated. Basically, this was an opportunity to give the media an update on the big issues and allow them... Read More...
Honoring Washington girls and women in sports I just gave my first speech on the Senate floor in response to Senate Joint Resolution 8615, which honors girls and women in sports. Our own district is home to many talented female athletes and I think sports teaches all kids life skills that encourage them to be leaders and to... Read More...
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