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.

Latest News

Senate unanimously passes Brown bill to protect people with developmental disabilities through ID designation
Senate unanimously passes Brown bill to protect people with developmental disabilities through ID designation
Today the Senate passed Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to create a voluntary designation on state licenses and identicards for those with developmental disabilities. “I’m so happy the Senate was able to unanimously support this important bill for Washingtonians with a developmental disability,” said Brown, R-Kennewick. “If a caregiver is injured...
Read More
No love for the taxpayer
No love for the taxpayer
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope this update finds you well and your life full of love and joy. Week five of the 2020 legislative session was spent mostly on the Senate floor voting on bills previously approved by their assigned committees. Several of my bills survived the cut-off deadlines and...
Read More
Video: No love from the Taxman
Video: No love from the Taxman
  In this week’s video, we look at the series of new and higher taxes proposed by the majority party. It’s no coincidence that the first bill of the session signed into law by Governor Inslee is SB 6492 — the Democrat’s $1 billion tax hike do-over bill. Despite continuing...
Read More
Brown diabulimia bill one step closer to passage after clearing key budget committee
Brown diabulimia bill one step closer to passage after clearing key budget committee
Today the Senate Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously to advance Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to have the state study the link between eating disorders and diabetes. Senate Bill 6663, which cleared the committee on the last day for bills to be approved by the Senate’s fiscal committees, would direct...
Read More
Keep Reading

Subscribe

Those who receive my regulare-newsletters have access to inside information straight from the state Capitol, often before members of the media have a chance to report it. Sign up today, and you can take the next step toward participating directly in your state government.

I'm Here to Serve You

A representative government only works when those represented take an active part in the process. I'm here to serve you, and your direct input helps me do my job better. Please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail, phone or by mail, or make an appointment to see me in person. I look forward to hearing from you!