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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.

Latest News

Governor signs Schoesler bill offering property-tax relief for residents rebuilding homes ruined by wildfires
Governor signs Schoesler bill offering property-tax relief for residents rebuilding homes ruined by wildfires
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that will provide temporary property-tax relief for Malden-area residents and other Washingtonians who are rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by wildfires last September. Under Senate Bill 5454, Washington residents who lost a home to wildfire between...
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Legislature passes capital budget that provides strong broadband funding
Legislature passes capital budget that provides strong broadband funding
The Senate yesterday voted 49-0 to approve a compromise two-year state capital budget. The $6.3 billion spending plan provides a record $413 million toward the expansion of broadband access in Washington. The House of Representatives voted 98-0 today to pass the capital budget, House Bill 1080. Sen. Mark Schoesler, who...
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Legislature passes Schoesler bill offering property-tax relief for residents rebuilding homes ruined by wildfires
Legislature passes Schoesler bill offering property-tax relief for residents rebuilding homes ruined by wildfires
The Legislature has approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by 9th District Sen. Mark Schoesler that would provide temporary property-tax relief for Malden-area residents and other Washingtonians who are rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by wildfires last September. Under Senate Bill 5454, which was passed by the House of Representatives 97-1 today,...
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Senate approves ‘high-cost fuel standard’ bill
Senate approves ‘high-cost fuel standard’ bill
The Senate tonight narrowly passed a bill that would create a “high-cost fuel standard” in Washington.  House Bill 1091, approved 27-20, returns to the House of Representatives for concurrence, or agreement, with a Senate amendment to the proposal. “This bill is the latest attempt by Governor Inslee to cram what...
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