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The Ninth Legislative District is among the largest in our state, covering all or part of six counties in eastern and southeastern Washington. Its many attractive features include some of the finest agricultural land in the United States, an outstanding public university and an inviting, primarily rural lifestyle. I am honored to represent the Ninth District at our Capitol for a 23rd consecutive year.

I am committed to providing Ninth District residents with accessible, responsible representation, and making sure the generations which follow ours – like our two children and three grandchildren – have opportunities to prosper which are at least equal to what we have enjoyed. That means working for fiscal stability, through sustainable budgeting and reasonable taxation, and sensible policies.

My particular interests as a lawmaker are, not surprisingly, agriculture and our state budget.

Again, thanks for visiting. If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please contact me via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my Olympia office at (360) 786-7620.

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Schoesler introduces bill to provide relief for employers on UI taxes
Schoesler introduces bill to provide relief for employers on UI taxes
Sen. Mark Schoesler has introduced a bill that seeks to provide relief for Washington employers who are facing the possibility of paying higher unemployment-insurance taxes as they also struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 economic shutdown. Senate Bill 5197 would adjust the calculation used to determine UI taxes. Much...
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Schoesler offers bill to help rural communities maintain ambulance service
Schoesler offers bill to help rural communities maintain ambulance service
It can be a challenge for very small, rural communities to provide ambulance service for their citizens. A bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Mark Schoesler aims to make it easier for two tiny Whitman County towns, Garfield and Farmington, to continue providing joint ambulance service. Schoesler’s proposal, Senate Bill 5198, has...
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Schoesler frustrated by complete closure of Legislative Building during session
Schoesler frustrated by complete closure of Legislative Building during session
Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement regarding the closure of the Legislative Building and other Capitol Campus buildings to the public during the 2021 legislative session due to the COVID-19 pandemic: “The Legislature is now in session to do the people’s business, yet the people are not allowed to...
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Schoesler: Drivers have right to be upset by Inslee’s proposed shift of highway-project funding
Schoesler: Drivers have right to be upset by Inslee’s proposed shift of highway-project funding
Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, issued this statement today on Gov. Jay Inslee’s 2021-23 state transportation budget proposal, which calls for a shift of hundreds of millions in transportation funding to pay for court-ordered fish passage projects. “When I joined about two-thirds of the Legislature in passing the Connecting Washington transportation...
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