Member Opinions

In just a few days, thousands of people across the state who have made the personal choice not to be vaccinated could lose their jobs as a result of Gov. Jay...

Oct. 13, 2021

Taxpayers are regularly asked to raise their own taxes by approving local levies. They are rarely given an opportunity to lower their tax burden. So here’s a timely question: If you...

Oct. 11, 2021

As the Republican leaders of the House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee (RDAN) we are directly involved in addressing legislation related to agricultural production and lands, water rights and...

Sept. 23, 2021

Why was a law enforcement pursuit called off against a driver of a stolen bus? Why didn’t police track down an armed robbery suspect even when they knew what he was...

Sept. 20, 2021

The governor’s increased use of executive power since the pandemic began is troubling for many of us. Each additional mandate grows more intrusive than the last and is met with no...

Sept. 13, 2021

If you’ve noticed any of your insurance bills have gone up – possibly by hundreds of dollars per year, you’re not alone. If you haven’t seen such an increase, you probably...

Sept. 7, 2021

Forty-six years ago, Washington Governor Dan Evans exhibited one of the finest displays of leadership not just in Washington state history, but American history. Even before South Vietnamese refugees began arriving...

Aug. 20, 2021

Our constituents are asking: “Does our Washington governor and state superintendent have the authority to impose the latest ’mandates’ regarding forced vaccinations and wearing of masks by children?” As their elected...

Aug. 19, 2021

There is no doubt the issue dominating the news and our email inboxes is the governor’s recent vaccination mandate, issued on Aug. 9. We share the concern many constituents in the...

Aug. 12, 2021

The 2021 Washington state legislative session will go down in history as a precautionary tale of activist overreach and political capitulation as majority Democrats passed misguided, emotionally driven partisan bills that...

July 28, 2021