Senator Mark Schoesler represents the 9th Legislative District, which spans part or all of Adams, Asotin, Franklin, Garfield, Spokane and Whitman counties. It spans an area that begins just north of Spangle and Rockford to south of Asotin, west to Othello and half of Pasco, and to the Idaho border on the east. Within those boundaries he proudly represents Washington State University in Pullman.
Senator Schoesler was elected to the House of Representatives in 1992 and served for 12 years. He was elected to the Washington State Senate in 2004 and served eight years as the Senate Republican Leader in the Senate Republican Caucus. The senator serves on two Senate committees: Labor, Commerce and Tribal Affairs; and Ways and Means. He also serves in an appointed position on the Select Committee on Pension Policy.
Senator Schoesler is a fifth-generation dryland wheat farmer in Ritzville, the seat of Adams County, on land his family has been farming since the 1880s. He and his wife Ginger are proud parents of two married children, Veronica and Cody, as well as grandparents to a grandson and two granddaughters.
Representing Eastern Washington interests at the State Capitol in Olympia are both an honor and a privilege. Senator Schoesler takes his responsibility to serve his constituents very seriously, and works very hard with a strong focus on the tasks he was sent to do. The 9th Legislative District is not only one of the largest in the state but one of the most beautiful. Senator Schoesler continues to enjoy his work as a state senator, and does his best to meet the expectations of those who sent him to Olympia to represent them.