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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Brown bills signed by governor
Brown bills signed by governor
Measures would aid those with disabilities or dealing with a diabetes-related eating disorder  Two measures introduced by Sen. Sharon Brown during this year’s regular legislative session were signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee at the governor’s office. The new laws, which both originated with ideas from Brown’s 8th Legislative District...
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VIDEO: Parents protest explicit sex ed for kindergartners
VIDEO: Parents protest explicit sex ed for kindergartners
In this week’s video, on Sen. Brown discusses Senate Bill 5395, the controversial sex education bill. On March 11, 2020, thousands of parents, educators and students from around the state gathered in Olympia to voice their strong opposition to the measure requiring comprehensive sexual health education be taught in all...
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Legislators join forces to forge bipartisan changes to driver’s licenses and identicards
Legislators join forces to forge bipartisan changes to driver’s licenses and identicards
Last Friday, the House passed Senate Bill 6429, sponsored by Senator Sharon Brown (R- Kennewick) which permits Washingtonians to add new designations on driver’s licenses and identicards. Persons with developmental disabilities, medical conditions, and members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community can voluntarily add this information to these...
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In the home stretch
In the home stretch
There is less than one week left in the 2020 legislative session. On Friday the Senate completed its work on legislation not necessary to implement the budget that was passed and sent to us by the House of Representatives. On Saturday, the Senate was in session to begin what we...
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