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In these uncertain and unprecedented times, I hope efforts to reach out to you, explain the decisions made by the governor, provide information and resources, and answer your calls, emails and...

May 8, 2020

I hope this letter finds you healthy and well. We continue to endure unprecedented times. We are all in this storm together, but our experiences and resources vary greatly. I know...

April 21, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but the 60-day legislative session is almost a third over. The pace of these “short” sessions is always fast, with a lot happening each day. I wanted...

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep. Norma Smith testifies in front of the House Innovation, Technology and Economic Development Committee on her bill that would enact a Charter of Personal Data Rights. Learn more about her...

Jan. 21, 2020

In an op-ed for the La Conner Weekly News, Rep. Norma Smith touches on several key issues this session, including data privacy, supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets, homelessness, and $30...

Jan. 20, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Week! I hope that even with the many challenges we face in our communities, we can find time this week to reflect on our many blessings and connect with...

Nov. 27, 2019

As with every legislative session, there were a number of successes and disappointments during the 105 days we convened at the Capitol this year. I wanted to begin this update by...

May 9, 2019

Since my last update, we’ve seen the introduction of the three major budgets we pass every biennium—operating, transportation and capital. The operating budget pays for the day-to-day operations of state government,...

April 10, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, joins KSER’s Ed Bremer to discuss two upcoming town halls, Wednesday’s revenue forecast and the implications it has for the budget, a bill that will move Washington’s...

March 20, 2019

This Saturday, Rep. Dave Paul and I will be hosting town hall meetings in Coupeville and Stanwood. During the 90-minute meetings, we’ll be providing an update on the 2019 session and...

March 19, 2019