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 first came to Olympia, 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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Legislative Cutoff: an update on my bills that survived!
Legislative Cutoff: an update on my bills that survived!
Dear Friends, Greetings from Olympia! Wednesday marked the “house of origin” cutoff for this session. That meant the deadline for the full Senate to approve any bill originating in the Senate – and by doing so, to keep that bill “alive” for the House to consider this session. The exceptions...
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Creating and expanding jobs in our mental healthcare system
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Dear Friends, Greetings from Olympia! We have reached the halfway point of the legislative session and have been busy all week in the Senate chamber, voting on bills. While the Senate bills that have been sent over to the House of Representatives this session address a wide variety of issues,...
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Brown confirms ‘clean energy’ bill includes nuclear energy
Brown confirms ‘clean energy’ bill includes nuclear energy
Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, said she is disappointed that the clean-energy bill passed by the state Senate today does not specifically list nuclear energy as a source of clean electric power, but encouraged to receive confirmation from the bill’s prime sponsor that the measure in fact includes nuclear energy as...
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STEM Education – preparing students NOW for their future
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Dear Friends, Greetings from Olympia! Today is the deadline for any bill with a fiscal impact to pass at the fiscal-committee level in order to keep moving during this 2019 legislative session. The exceptions to this rule are bills necessary to implement state government’s capital, transportation or operating budgets. In...
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