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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