A State Patrol that reflects Washington’s diverse communities

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Over the last few years, I’ve advocated for a more diverse Washington State Patrol. WSP’s workforce failed to reflect the changing diversity of Washington communities. To... READ MORE

Redistricting, safe elections, and voting reforms

Dear Neighbors, Our elections here in Washington state are safe and secure. As the chair of the State Government & Tribal Relations Committee, part of my job is working to... READ MORE

Redistricting, Reopening, and Fighting Wildfires

Dear Neighbors, There’s a lot happening right now. I’d like to give you an update this time about three topics: redistricting, reopening, and wildfires. Redistricting Will Affect All of Us... READ MORE

A quick update on the historic 2021 legislative session

Dear Neighbors, The COVID-19 pandemic first hit Washington state last year, and it hit us hard. Our state’s budget shortfall was projected to be $9 billion as the economy went... READ MORE

Secure and accessible elections mean a strong democracy

Friends and neighbors, We’re only a few weeks away from the end of the 2021 legislative session. As the new chair of the House State Government & Tribal Relations committee,... READ MORE

Transportation package op-ed by Reps. Ramos & Valdez in Everett Herald

CONTINUE READING AT THE EVERETT HERALD, OR BELOW: House Democrats on the Transportation Committee are answering the critical need for transportation improvements with a plan that includes new investments in... READ MORE

Legislative Update on Vaccinations, Racial Covenants, Gun Safety, Police Reform, and Aid to Working Families

Dear neighbors, There’s a lot of news to report as the Legislature has passed the halfway mark. Right now, the House has finished considering and voting on policy bills, and... READ MORE

House passes Valdez bill to notify home buyers of discriminatory covenant language

OLYMPIA –On March 4, the Washington House of Representatives passed legislation to notify home buyers of discriminatory covenant clauses in home deeds. House Bill 1335, sponsored by Rep. Javier Valdez,... READ MORE

Rep. Valdez: Hate crimes are on the rise—and we must take action 

OLYMPIA—Legislation by Rep. Javier Valdez (D-Seattle) would toughen state laws against hate crimes.  “Sadly, in 2019, our state had more hate crimes per capita than any other area outside Washington... READ MORE

46th District lawmakers host virtual town hall Jan. 7

WHO: State legislators for the 46th Legislative District: Sen. David Frockt, Rep. Gerry Pollet, Rep. Javier Valdez. WHAT: 46th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall WHEN: Thursday, January 7 at 6 PM WHERE:... READ MORE