My dad was a developer. When I was a kid, I would accompany him to the homes he was building. To this day, the smell of sawdust reminds me of my childhood.
Times have changed and sawdust is no longer a common smell on building sites. But my interest in housing issues remains.
As a legislator, I was honored to serve for four years on the State Building Code Council, helping ensure the health, safety and energy efficiency of our built environment. This year, we finally passed legislation to help strengthen and streamline the Building Code Council after years of stakeholder negotiations and collaboration.
Looking toward next legislative session, I anticipate ongoing robust discussions on my bill to reform condo liability laws to help stimulate affordable condominium development.
I am thrilled to have the endorsements from groups working in this area including:
- Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO,
- Seattle King County Realtors
- Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties
Washington Housing Alliance Action Fund
Washington Interior Systems Local Union No. 41
- Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters
- Central Puget Sound Carpenters Local 30
- Laborers Local Union 242
- Teamsters Local Union 117