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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

A review of the 2020 legislative session, including following through on investments in mental and behavioral health, safeguarding your online data privacy, and protecting our environment for generations to come, in...

April 13, 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

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

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

Rep. Norma Smith joins KSER’s Ed Bremer to discuss the Legislature’s first major deadline, as well as bills related to child safety, recycling, and data brokers. She also gives her perspective...

Feb. 12, 2019

Although I will no longer be able to send out legislative email updates until December, I will continue to work on public policy development throughout the year.

May 13, 2018

For many of us on Whidbey Island, Saturdays regularly include a trip to the transfer station, where we take our garbage and sorted recyclables. It’s often a time to say ‘hello’...

May 11, 2018

As a Legislature, our top priority from day one of the 2018 session was to adopt a long-term Hirst solution and pass the 2017-19 capital budget. We were able to do...

April 13, 2018

In a unanimous vote Monday, the state House approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith aimed at improving stewardship of recyclable materials in Washington state.

Feb. 13, 2018