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 calls Inslee reopening decision ‘heartbreaking’ for Tri-Cities
Brown calls Inslee reopening decision ‘heartbreaking’ for Tri-Cities
Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, released the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Benton County will remain stuck in the most restrictive phase of his reopening plan for at least two more weeks. The region designated as South Central, which comprises Kittitas, Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla and...
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Brown’s bill to create innovative industry-siting program is advanced by Senate energy committee
Brown’s bill to create innovative industry-siting program is advanced by Senate energy committee
Last year, Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to establish an innovative statewide industrial-siting coordination program cleared both chambers of the Legislature unanimously, only to be vetoed by Gov. Jay Inslee, citing budget concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee voted unanimously to advance this...
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Brown’s “Youth Empowered to Speak-up” bill receives Senate hearing
Brown’s “Youth Empowered to Speak-up” bill receives Senate hearing
Measure would create confidential youth-safety and well-being tip line  Today the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee’s Behavioral Health Subcommittee held a hearing on Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to implement the Youth Empowered to Speak-up (YES) program statewide. Senate Bill 5327 would create a tip line and mobile app to...
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Video: Youth Empowered to Speak-up
Video: Youth Empowered to Speak-up
In this week’s video, Sen. Brown discusses her efforts to implement the Youth Empowered to Speak-up program statewide. Her legislation, Senate Bill 5327, would create a tip line and app to allow students to confidentially report potential self-harm or criminal activities directed at schools, students or school employees. In the...
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