On September 20, my wife Jenny and I welcomed our new son, Patrick, into the world.
A new life is so precious. It also is a cause for reflection. As your state representative, it reminds me again about the important work we do in Olympia.
After all, why open new schools and make sure that they teach every student? Why build and repair roads? Why try to make this state the best place for employers to create new jobs? It's for our generation, of course, but also for the next.
For Patrick, and other children like him. We owe it to every child born in this state to strive for a better government. I will continue working toward that goal, and toward providing a bright future for all Washington children.
All my best,