Public Safety

Protecting society and ensuring community well-being

  • As a State Senator, I supported the nation’s first mandatory ignition interlock for chronic DUI offenders and harsher penalties for hit-and-run drivers that made Washington a national leader in public safety.


  • I also led the debate and passage of Washington’s two-strikes law for sex offenders who prey on children. This bill has ensured that over 100 repeat child molesters have remained in prison rather than being released back into the general population.