Update from Olympia
December 22, 2017
Greetings Friends and Neighbors,
Things are quiet in Olympia for the most part during this time of year. Legislators are back in their districts meeting with constituents and preparing for the upcoming 2018 legislative session. I want to thank everyone who has reached out to my office with their questions and concerns about our state’s future. I’ve spent the past few weeks traveling around the district to hear from you about your priorities.
I have really enjoyed visiting our local schools, meeting with students and teachers to understand their challenges and see the exciting work going on in our classrooms. I recently stopped by La Conner Middle School and Centennial Elementary School in Mount Vernon. The students were so engaged in their course work and willing to share their ideas to make their education even better.
I take moments like these to heart. Working in Olympia during the legislative session is like being in a bubble, but my real passion is representing you.
Please feel free to reach out to my office with any questions or concerns you may have about your state government, or if you’d like to schedule a meeting or for me to attend a community event.
I hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas season and a Happy New Year! It is an honor to serve as your state Senator.
Your State Senator
Be on alert
I want you to be aware of a new scam targeting consumers in Washington state. The Attorney General’s Office has reports of people receiving calls from scammers posing as the clerk from the state Supreme Court demanding payment and threatening arrest. Our courts do no operate that way and will never call you demanding money or to make threats. The callers can be convincing and even the caller-ID can make the call appear to be coming from the Supreme Court clerk’s office. Don’t succumb to their tactics; simply hang up the phone.