The Primary Election is over and I couldn’t be happier with the results! Thank you to everyone who supported me in so many ways! The results wouldn’t have been as good as they were without your help!
Yet this election season is not over. The only result that truly counts is the one in November! In order to win I need to ask for your help once again.
The first thing you can do is vote. Without the votes, no amount of money or organization will win an election. You can also volunteer. I am always looking for dedicated individuals to help doorbell, stuff envelopes, and make phone calls. Whatever your skill set, there is something you can help with! Finally,if you are financially able to, please donate using the tab above. It takes money to get my message out and your donation will help ensure that I can continue to serve you.
Together, we have accomplished some great things in Olympia. I look forward to working with you to continue to make progress for South King County in the Legislature!
Thank you again,
Had a great time at the Burien 4th of July Parade. Thank you to everyone who showed up to support the 33rd District Democrats!
Photo Credit: Stephanie Villiers
I’m pleased to announce that I am seeking reelection as your senator from the 33rd district!
We had a terrific campaign kickoff this past Saturday and I was happy to see so many of you there. We enjoyed great food from the Bull Pen Pub in SeaTac, a strong supporter of Prop 1, the SeaTac minimum wage measure. Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove were very kind in their introductory remarks for me. Thank you to everyone who joined me and to those of you who volunteered! The kickoff could not have been a success without you! For those of you who couldn’t make it, you can donate here on-line to help my re-election campaign get underway.
Over the last few years I’ve gotten to know many of you and together we have accomplished great things in Olympia. We’ve fought to bring healthcare to hundreds of thousands of previously uninsured Washingtonians, provide good jobs and a living wage to all, and ensure equal opportunity and treatment for women and minorities. Unfortunately, over the past two sessions, the Republican led Senate majority has stymied progress on this important work as they have attempted to roll back many of these hard won gains.
Friends, I need your help to reverse this trend! I need your support, so If you can donate to my campaign or have the time to volunteer please do. I’ll be doorbelling throughout our district, registering new voters, and working hard to win this important election. Any amount of time and money helps and ensures that we keep Washington moving forward!
Photo credits: Stephanie Villiers and Walt Bowen
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One of Washington’s largest state worker unions withheld endorsements for incumbent Democrats in the state Senate, delivering a swift rebuke over the weekend to its traditional friends.
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OLYMPIA — The Senate has approved a measure that directs agencies to trim about $50 million in payroll costs through furloughs and other steps, as lawmakers continued Tuesday to work toward patching together a budget agreement.
State legislators are debating whether to help companies get flood insurance in the lower Green River Valley, now home to several suburban cities and industrial districts at heightened risk of flooding.