"I send hearty congratulations to Sen.-elect Manka Dhingra on her decisive win tonight. It was a hard-fought race, and Manka's bold ideas and positive vision for the district resonated with voters.
"We've had good bipartisan successes in Olympia over the past few years and that will continue. I also look forward to action on some issues that have stalled for too long.
"Manka is a smart, big-thinker who will bring her creativity and energy to the legislative process. She will represent the 45th Legislative District well, and I know she will be a breath of fresh air in Olympia."