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Bruce Chandler



15th District
Position 1
Granger

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About Bruce

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

EDUCATION:
Attended Louisiana State University

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

STATE GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE:
State Representative 1999 - present

LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENTS:
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)

AWARDS:

  • 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

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
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

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:
Past Chair, Yakima County Republican Party


Recent News:

  • House Republicans name members, ranking members to 2015 House committees
  • Rep. Bruce Chandler says governor’s tax-increase budget needs to be held up against the bipartisan scrutiny of the legislative process
  • Rep. Chandler’s statement on 2014 supplemental budget
  • Rep. Bruce Chandler’s Update from Olympia: 3/6/14
  • House Republicans say Democrat budget sets state up for future tax increases
  • Bruce Chandler
    In the News:

  • Lawmaker proposes county-operated water banks | State Politics | Tri-CityHerald.com
  • Yakima Herald Republic | Local lawmakers sponsor bill to foster water banks
  • OPINION: Future generations deserve our thoughtful consideration of Columbia River Treaty (Rep. Bruce Chandler/ The Seattle Times)
  • House GOP names state Rep. Chandler as top voice on budget (The Olympian)
  • Lawmakers focus on smaller players in aerospace industry (Everett Herald)
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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:

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  • 03-03-14: Capitol Report with Rep. Bruce Chandler (audio)
  • 02-17-14: Capitol Report with Rep. Bruce Chandler (audio)
  • 02-03-14: Capitol Report with Rep. Bruce Chandler (audio)
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