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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 take this year’s survey by clicking 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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Senate passes Sheldon bill extending tax break for low-income housing in Mason County Senate passes Sheldon bill extending tax break for low-income housing in Mason County
OLYMPIA – A measure extending a tax break for low-income housing in Mason County passed the Senate last week, clearing the way for construction in the Belfair area. Senate Bill 5739, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, would extend until 2027 a property-tax exemption for low-income housing in Mason County....
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‘Net metering’ bill forces low-income Washingtonians to subsidize solar panels for the wealthy, senators say ‘Net metering’ bill forces low-income Washingtonians to subsidize solar panels for the wealthy, senators say
OLYMPIA – A ‘net metering’ bill passed by the Senate Monday forces low-income Washington residents to subsidize rooftop solar panels for the well-to-do, senators complained. Senate Bill 5223 requires utilities to dramatically expand their purchases of power from customers with rooftop solar panels, to at least 4 percent of their...
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Sen. Tim Sheldon named to Hunters Heritage Council Hall of Fame Sen. Tim Sheldon named to Hunters Heritage Council Hall of Fame
  OLYMPIA – State Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, has been named to the Hunters Heritage Council Hall of Fame for his advocacy for hunters’ rights statewide. The organization’s top honor is presented to elected and non-elected officials who go “above and beyond” in championing the rights of hunters. Sheldon is...
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Sheldon bill blocking Seattle tolling plan advances to Senate Rules Committee Sheldon bill blocking Seattle tolling plan advances to Senate Rules Committee
OLYMPIA – A bill that would block Seattle’s plans to impose tolls on downtown streets was approved Tuesday by the Senate Transportation Committee, with bipartisan support. Senate Bill 5104, sponsored by state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, would prohibit city and county governments from imposing tolls. Any toll would have to...
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