Rep. Joe Schmick's Email Updates


I want to thank those of you who were able to join us at our telephone town hall last night. We had nearly 2,200 participants. Our operators took 36 questions from...

March 22, 2019

After nearly two weeks of non-stop floor action, late nights and weekend work – with hundreds of amendments, caucus discussions and votes on bills – the House of origin cutoff has...

March 15, 2019

We are very busy, working late into the night and weekends to debate, amend and pass House bills off the House floor. The next legislative cutoff is Wednesday, March 13. One...

March 8, 2019

I want to thank those of you who took part in my survey last week. About 344 of you took the time to let me know what you think about the...

March 1, 2019

Legislation has passed the state Senate to eliminate the death penalty. If you recall, Gov. Inslee issued an executive order a few years ago to stop the death penalty. In October...

Feb. 22, 2019

For the first time in 25 years, the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives closed the House for business this week. On Monday, all committees and floor action were cancelled...

Feb. 15, 2019

This week we saw once again the power of an organized, grassroots effort as several hundred people visited Olympia to protest an immunization bill. With the recent outbreak of measles in...

Feb. 8, 2019

This past week was unbelievably busy. I've asked around and even long-time Olympia legislators and staff say the pace of the first few weeks of this session has been crazy! Here...

Feb. 1, 2019

My office has received many phone calls and emails about an effort (Senate Bill 5326) to eliminate booth rental agreements, like those used by hairdressers and stylists, who rent “booths” and...

Jan. 25, 2019

The 2019 session has begun. I'm in Olympia now for the next 105 days working for you; being YOUR voice in the state House. Things are a bit different now with...

Jan. 18, 2019