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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