Friends and neighbors,

Welcome to my website! I’m Sharon Brown, your Washington State Senator for the 8th Legislative District. Thank you for taking the time to participate in your state government.

When I came to Olympia at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, I had three priorities…jobs, education and a sustainable budget. I believe we must find creative ways to streamline state government’s interaction with private businesses in order to free up their resources to start creating more jobs. Reforming our state’s business and regulatory laws will go a long way toward helping people get back to work.

I also believe it is our responsibility to create an environment where our kids can get a world-class education right here at home. A number of education reform proposals have surfaced which I believe will not only uphold our constitutionally-mandated responsibility to provide for basic education, but help us meet the state Supreme Court’s requirements set forth in the McCleary decision as well.

Finally, none of those things would be possible without a balanced, sustainable budget. It is the cornerstone upon which the rest of state government is based. For too long, state government has become used to spending beyond its means and its time we begin to take a more realistic approach to funding state programs and services. The most recent revenue forecast shows our state will be taking in more tax dollars than at any time in history, which means we can – and should – adopt a budget that balances without relying on tax increases.

As always, it is my honor to represent you in the Washington State Senate. I look forward to hearing from you via e-mail, phone or in person. Representative government depends on citizen input and participation, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments you may have. My door in Olympia is always open.

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Firm awards steam generator prototype contract to Pennsylvania facility OLYMPIA… A leading developer of advanced nuclear technology has delivered a blow to the state of Washington by announcing plans to build prototype parts for its small module reactors in Pennsylvania, says Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, a member of the Senate...
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Brown: Inslee vying for title of most anti-jobs governor in Washington history
Brown: Inslee vying for title of most anti-jobs governor in Washington history
Sen. Sharon Brown, the state Senate’s leading advocate for jobs and economic development, voiced outrage today at Gov. Jay Inslee’s veto of a tax incentive aimed at spurring economic growth and increasing manufacturing jobs. “Since I came to the Senate, attracting employers to Washington and helping them create jobs has...
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Brown secures funding for ‘Meals on Wheels’ program in state budget
Brown secures funding for ‘Meals on Wheels’ program in state budget
2017-19 plan benefits students, vulnerable adults, children, taxpayers, employers When in May, the governor signed Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to expand the state Meals on Wheels program for more Washington seniors, the Tri-Cities lawmaker promised to continue her efforts to make sure that commitment was matched with dollars in the...
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Brown bill to expand ‘Meals on Wheels’ program becomes law
Brown bill to expand ‘Meals on Wheels’ program becomes law
Funding must match policy goal, says Tri-Cities lawmaker For homebound Washingtonians who are 60 or older, and unable to cook for themselves, a hot prepared meal can seem more like a rare luxury instead of a common occurrence. Thanks to a bill sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown that was recently...
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