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I believe we have a responsibility to use our natural resources wisely and with care. As a farmer, I consider myself a conservationist and steward of our resources.  I believe we must continue to respect the environment and ensure clean water and air for our citizens. As a life-long resident of Central Washington, I have a great appreciation for, and interest in, protecting our region’s and our nation's rich natural heritage. I believe it is important that we preserve our beautiful national parks, forests, recreational areas, and wildlife for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.  Upon entering the 114th Congress, I was assigned to serve on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. I believe these assignments to be a reflection of the strengths I bring to Congress as a state legislator, farmer, and former Director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture.  

Accountable and transparent public land management is a critical issue for farmers, businesses and landowners in our region. Land-use decisions should be made locally, not by far away federal bureaucrats. It is Congress’ duty to ensure that public land management promotes economic development, not burdensome regulations and red tape.

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