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.

Thank you for visiting! Please contact me with any questions.

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Senate majority selects Brown to chair economic-development committee Senate majority selects Brown to chair economic-development committee
8th District lawmaker also tapped for three key committees, including budget-writing Ways & Means Members of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus have selected Sen. Sharon Brown to chair the Senate Trade and Economic Development Committee. “I am very honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to take on this...
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Nuclear-energy task force votes unanimously to extend work into 2015 legislative session Nuclear-energy task force votes unanimously to extend work into 2015 legislative session
On Wednesday members of the bipartisan Washington State Joint Select Task Force on Nuclear Energy voted unanimously to extend their work into the 2015 legislative session that begins in January. Gathered in Olympia for its last scheduled meeting, the task force also released a draft of its final report to...
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8th District 2014 Session Review 8th District 2014 Session Review
For the first time since 2009, the state Legislature adjourned on time (March 13) with no plans for a special session. This is a win for taxpayers around the state as special sessions cost money that is better suited for K-12 education, higher education and public safety. This year, those...
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Brown’s work on regulatory reform recognized by small business Brown’s work on regulatory reform recognized by small business
Tri-Cities senator’s 100-percent small-business score earns her ‘Guardian of Small Business’ award Since her arrival in the Legislature, Sen. Sharon Brown has been a vocal advocate for employers and the Senate’s leading voice for regulatory reform, working tirelessly to make it easier for entrepreneurs and small-business owners to grow, expand...
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