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Bruce Chandler

15th District
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About Bruce

Born in Everett, Washington, and has lived near Granger for about 30 years. Bruce has three grown children: Seth, Carolyn, and Emily.

Attended Louisiana State University

More than 30 years of experience in the fruit industry Currently owns and operates a commercial fruit orchard near Granger.

State Representative 1999 - present

Board of Directors, State Agriculture and Rural Leaders Association
Council of State Governments on River Governance (CSG)
Co-chair, 2009-2010 Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER)


  • 2012 and 2014 "Guardian of Small Business" - National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 "In the Bag" Award - Washington Food Industry Association
  • 2012 W. Fred Witham Memorial Award - Yakima Association of Realtors
  • 2011 Cornerstone Award - Association of Washington Business
  • 2010 Legislator of the Decade (2001-2010) - National Federation of Independent Busines
  • “Friend of the Farm Bureau” - Washington Farm Bureau
  • 2009 Legislator of the Year Award - Potato Commission
  • 2008 Key Award - Washington Coalition for Open Government
  • 2008 Legislative Leadership - Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER)
  • 2006 Commendation Award - Farm Bureau
  • 2005 Americanism Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • 2003 Dairy Farmers of Washington - Presidential Award

Member, Washington State Horticultural Association Member, Washington State Farm Bureau
Member, Calvary Baptist Church
Former member, National Federation of Independent Business
Past board member, Washington Growers League
Former cubmaster, Boy Scouts of America Youth sports

Past Chair, Yakima County Republican Party

Recent News:

  • A quick note from Rep. Bruce Chandler
  • Chandler says bipartisan budget represents priorities of citizens from both sides of the Cascades
  • House Appropriations meeting cancelled as budget negotiations progress
  • Rep. Chandler says ‘no excuse for special session’
  • Chandler calls House Democrat budget unsustainable and unpredictable
  • Bruce Chandler
    In the News:

  • Governor signs Chandler’s bill to improve training for farm workers (Yakima Herald Republic)
  • Granger lawmaker’s ag skills and safety program bill gains approval | Daily Sun News
  • Yakima Herald Republic | Public agencies could appeal audits under House measure
  • Taxing issues in last night’s telephone town hall confab | Daily Sun News
  • Lawmakers prepping for 2015 session | Daily Sun News
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    My interview on TVW regarding the Supreme Court's ruling on education funding:

    This video shows my background and viewpoint on agriculture issues:


  • 06-30-15: Rep. Bruce Chandler talks budget details with Freedom Foundation (audio)
  • 06-30-15: Legislature approves state operating budget; Chandler calls it a ‘roadmap to the future’ (audio)
  • 04-03-15: House approves operating budget – Chandler warns tax and spend plan is unsustainable (audio)
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