September 28, 2016
It has been an absolute honor representing the 29th legislative district and I am happy to announce that I am seeking re-election to the House of Representatives.
I am proud of my successes in Olympia, but we have much more work to do. We need to fight to make sure we have an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few. Washington State taxes the poor more than any other state in the nation and at the same time gives tax subsidies to big corporations and tax breaks to the wealthy.
I have sponsored legislation to help increase the minimum wage because I believe if you work 40 hours a week you should not have to live in extreme poverty. Unfortunately, because of the influence of powerful special interests, that law was not able to pass in the legislature. But I proudly support the minimum wage initiative in our state.
As your State Representative, I have worked hard to pass laws that protect victims of crime and those wrongfully convicted. I passed a first in the nation law that puts a civil fine on those who are downloading child pornography and re-invests that money to take down more sex offenders who are exploiting children. I passed a law that protects victims of crime and their families from being harassed by law suits from prison. I passed a law that clears criminal records of those who were wrongfully convicted and who were still suffering because a criminal record is a barrier to employment.
I serve on the Appropriations committee and I am fighting to make sure our community is a priority in our budget process. We have so much more work to do, and I would be honored by your support. Please contact my campaign and let me know how I can earn your vote.