Human Services & Early Learning Committee. This committee considers a wide area of issues that affect children and their families to include child welfare; aid for needy families; children’s mental health; substance abuse; children with developmental disabilities and juvenile justice. Issues relating to early learning are also included in the scope of this committee. I serve as the Ranking member on this committee.
Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee is responsible for issues around rural development; agriculture production, sales and marketing; plant and animal disease control; fisheries and wildlife: forest health and wildfire issues; water; and mining. We also consider the management of certain state owned lands. I serve as the assistant Ranking member on this committee.
Transportation Committee is responsible to consider the transportation budget proposals; revenue sources for funding; issues related to transportation policy and transportation agencies, including the Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol. I am proud to serve on this committee. Because of my background and the only professional pilot in the legislature, I am one of the go to people in the legislature about aviation issues. Aviation issues go through this committee.