Having been entrusted by you to represent one of the most diverse districts in the state, I consider it my responsibility as your state senator to make sure all communities feel their voices are heard — and to make sure I am easily accessible.

To that end, we have opened a district office in Federal Way in the Chamber of Commerce Building at 31919 1st Ave S., Suite 207. This office is staffed during the legislative interim and can be reached by calling 206-592-2738.

I hope you will find that this makes it easier to contact my office with any questions about community needs or legislative policies. Bring me your thoughts, your ideas — if you have a concern, I want to hear it.

My goal is a Washington where all can enjoy equitable access to education, health, security and prosperity. That won’t happen overnight. But by working together, I know we can get there.