The cost of living is increasing everywhere across our region, especially housing costs as more people are moving into our community. I helped lead the effort to form Federal Way’s first Senior Advisory Commission, and, as our district continues to grow, I know we need to be proactive in protecting our communities by concentrating on housing and healthcare affordability for seniors and working people. I’m also dedicated to bringing down the cost of healthcare. This session, I sponsored a bill, which passed the House unanimously, to expand dental health programs for kids and expand outreach to more kids in need. The community we’ve built here is what makes this district special – we can’t afford to lose that because of soaring costs. In the Legislature, I’ll always be an advocate for affordability.