Media Resources

We work closely with the members of the news media to provide them with the most up-to-date information we have about the actions of the Legislature. Reporters, editors, producers, bloggers are encouraged to use the below resources and to contact our Communications office to get in touch with legislators for interviews.

House and Senate Republicans also hold weekly media availability meetings with members of leadership to update the media and answer questions.

Communications staff contacts

Please contact our staff below to get in contact with the representatives for which they write. General caucus positions and questions should be directed to John Handy.

John Handy, Communications Director (360) 786-5758
Dan Kristiansen, Republican Leader
Cathy Dahlquist
Mark Hargrove
Mark Harmsworth
Drew MacEwen
Bob McCaslin
Dick Muri
Jay Rodne

Brendon Wold, Deputy Communications Director and Eastern Washington Outreach (360) 786-7698
Bruce Chandler
Larry Haler
Kevin Parker
Shelly Short
Joe Schmick
Elizabeth Scott
David Taylor

Kurt Hammond, Central Washington Outreach (360) 786-7794
Cary Condotta
Paul Harris
Brad Klippert
Matt Manweller
Jason Overstreet
Hans Zeiger

John Sattgast, Broadcast Coordinator/Senior Information Officer (360) 786-7257
Dave Hayes
Graham Hunt
Norm Johnson
Terry Nealey
Liz Pike
Matt Shea

Sarah Stewart, Web and Social Media Coordinator (360) 786-7720
Richard DeBolt
Brad Hawkins
Jeff Holy
Joel Kretz
Judy Warnick

Mary Strow, Public Information Officer (360) 786-7761
Chad Magendanz
Ed Orcutt
Charles Ross
Norma Smith
J.T. Wilcox
Jesse Young

Kylee Zabel, Public Information Officer (360) 786-7031
Vincent Buys
Susan Fagan
Linda Kochmar
Brandon Vick
Maureen Walsh

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To find information on receiving media credentials or access inside the House chamber, please contact the Olympia Associated Press office: (360) 753-7222.


Print media

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Online media

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If you have questions or problems with our Web site, please contact Sarah Stewart at or (360) 786-7720.

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Radio media

To set up interviews on radio with any of our members, please contact John Sattgast at or (360) 786-7257.

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Listen to Capitol Report

Capitol Report is a three-minute radio “news and views” program with House Republican state lawmakers discussing current issues in the Washington State Legislature. If you would like to receive this program by e-mail for your radio station, please contact John Sattgast at or (360) 786-7257.

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TV Media

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