I am running for re-election in order to bring the voice of families to Olympia.
This starts with education. Our schools in the 41st are some of the best in the country. However, we need to continue to be vigilant as our state moves forward with new education proposals. We can’t shortchange schools in our district as we ensure students across the state have quality education as well.
With 405, I-90, and 167 traversing our district, some of the state’s biggest transportation corridors are in the 41st. They are also some of the areas of greatest congestion and needed improvements. I was thrilled to vote for the transportation package last year and believe that continuing infrastructure investments are critical. We let our transportation system linger without new investments for far too long. I will continue to champion new investments so people in our district don’t have to choose between being stuck in traffic and spending time with their families.
I am proud to be the lead sponsor of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act. We must ensure that men and women are paid equally for the same work. This legislation focuses on eliminating pay secrecy policies, preventing retaliation and addressing less favorable job opportunities. I am honored to speak often on this topic and raise awareness of the importance of treating and paying employees—of all walks of like—fairly.
Whether it’s championing education, improving our transportation system or making sure our economy treats everyone fairly, I am excited to continue to work with all of you to make sure the Eastside is one of the best places to live.