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I’m Tim Sheldon, your Democratic senator from the 35th Legislative District. My district includes Mason County and portions of Kitsap and Thurston counties.

I am the longest-serving member of the Washington Legislature, having first been elected in 1990. That makes me one of the last remaining Democrats to represent a rural district. I remain an independent voice for our rural values — fiscal responsibility, job creation, Second-Amendment rights and a minimum of government interference in our lives.

I am dedicated to bringing private sector jobs back to our communities, improving our schools, and passing sustainable budgets that do not require tax increases. I want to thank all who have participated in my annual legislative surveys. You can see the latest results here. You have made it clear you believe as I do, that fiscal responsibility must be maintained even at a time when the state’s finances are improving.

My commitment in politics is very clear… it’s to YOU. I have always believed the interests of my district are more important than the interests of any political party, and I will always hold that belief. No matter what the issue is, I follow your lead.

Tim Sheldon

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New law will spur broadband deployment in rural areas, Sheldon says New law will spur broadband deployment in rural areas, Sheldon says
OLYMPIA – A bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee will spur deployment of high-speed Internet service in rural areas, said Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch. Senate Bill 5511 launches a $21 million program to promote rural broadband development, and creates a Statewide Broadband Office under the governor’s office...
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Session ends with big new taxes — and a few bright spots Session ends with big new taxes — and a few bright spots
The following newsletter was sent to Sen. Tim Sheldon’s subscribers May 7, 2019. To subscribe to Sen. Sheldon’s newsletters, click here. At the Capitol. Session ends with big new taxes — and a few bright spots State’s urban-versus-rural split on full display We’ve just finished our 2019 legislative session, and...
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35th District projects receive funding in new state capital budget 35th District projects receive funding in new state capital budget
On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature passed a new, two-year capital budget. The $4.9 billion budget will fund various construction projects throughout the state. Thirty-fifth District legislators Sen. Tim Sheldon, Rep. Drew MacEwen, and Rep. Dan Griffey worked to secure $81.4 million in local project funding. Some of the investments...
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Sonics legend Jack Sikma honored by Senate on induction to Hall of Fame Sonics legend Jack Sikma honored by Senate on induction to Hall of Fame
Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, and Jack Sikma. To see Senate resolution, click here. OLYMPIA – Jack Sikma, one of the standouts on the legendary Seattle SuperSonics team that captured the 1979 NBA title, was honored by the Washington Senate Thursday on his upcoming induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall...
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