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In a legislative mailer, Rep. Norma Smith discusses the upcoming 2020 legislative session, announces a February 20 telephone town hall, and asks constituents: What do you think state lawmakers should be...

Jan. 10, 2020

Rep. Norma Smith is sponsoring five bills in the 2020 legislative session that would address online data privacy for consumers. The ranking member on the House Innovation, Technology and Economic Development...

Jan. 9, 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

When the Legislature isn't in session, work continues in district on the issues most important to you and your family. In this update, I'd like to share what I've been up...

Aug. 28, 2019

Tenth District Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, has released the following statement in response to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson's lawsuit against the U.S. Navy over its expanded Growler jet operations...

July 23, 2019

Every day, we hear about the numerous deficiencies of the political process. They can be more than disheartening when creating obstacles to problem solving. However, one largely untold story...

May 26, 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

In a 96-2 vote Sunday, the Legislature approved the state's 2019-21 transportation budget. The budget allocates money for maintenance and development of the state's transportation infrastructure, such as roads, ferries and...

May 1, 2019

Sunday on the House floor, Rep. Norma Smith lauded the historic investments in the 2019-21 capital budget to expand the state's mental and behavioral health safety net. The capital budget was...

April 30, 2019

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature approved the 2019-21 capital budget. The $4.9 billion budget includes a record $308.1 million in funding for mental and behavioral health facilities: $120 million in...

April 30, 2019