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Richard DeBolt



20th District
Position 1
Chehalis

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About Richard

PERSONAL:
A native of Tacoma, Richard traveled extensively during his youth while his father served in the military.  Richard and his wife, Amy currently live in Chehalis.  Amy is an elementary school teacher.  They have a daughter, Sophie, and a son, Austin.

EDUCATION:
BA, International Relations, University of Wyoming
Attended school in Germany and England

OCCUPATION:
Director External Relations, TransAlta
Former Director of The Chehalis-Centralia Chamber

LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENTS:
Republican Leader, 2004, 2006-2013
Deputy Republican Leader, 2003
Republican Floor Leader, 2001-2002
Assistant Republican Whip, 1997-2000

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:
To create an open and honest flow of communication between my constituents and government.

AWARDS:
Association of Washington Business (AWB) Cornerstone Award 
Washington Farm Bureau “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award
National Federation of Small Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award
Henry Tolls Fellow 2001 Recipient
American Council of Young Political Leaders Delegation (ACYPL) 1999

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Boys & Girls Club of Thurston County
Fraternal Order of Elks
Member of Lewis County Historical Society
United Way of Lewis County Officer-At-Large
Member of Bethel Assembly of God Church