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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 previous legislative surveys, and urge you to respond to this year’s questionnaire. 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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Inslee support for possible dam-breaching ‘unfathomable,’ Sheldon says Inslee support for possible dam-breaching ‘unfathomable,’ Sheldon says
OLYMPIA – A new letter from Gov. Jay Inslee says Congress ought to get out of the way of a federal judge contemplating dam-breaching on the Snake River – an appalling position that threatens the Washington economy and the Northwest power grid, says Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch. Inslee’s letter, released...
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Sheldon: Vancouver terminal rejection part of a pattern of denials, and a ‘war on Washington’ Sheldon: Vancouver terminal rejection part of a pattern of denials, and a ‘war on Washington’
OLYMPIA – A decision this week by a state-government agency to turn thumbs-down on a Vancouver oil terminal demonstrates a bias by the Inslee Administration against major industrial projects outside the central Puget Sound area. So says state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, one of the last remaining Democrats in the...
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New study calls Hirst a $7 billion problem, demonstrates need for fix, Sheldon says New study calls Hirst a $7 billion problem, demonstrates need for fix, Sheldon says
OLYMPIA — A new study pointing to a $7-billion-a-year problem for Washington state demonstrates the urgent need to overturn a state Supreme Court decision in an important water rights case, says state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch. The study, released Tuesday by the Building Industry Association of Washington, estimates that the...
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Crucial rural water-rights issue holds up adjournment of 2017 legislative session Crucial rural water-rights issue holds up adjournment of 2017 legislative session
OLYMPIA – Washington’s 2017 legislative session enters its seventh record-breaking month as a water-rights issue critical to rural property owners becomes the central issue at the statehouse. Lawmakers passed a budget June 30, averting a partial shutdown of state government – normally one of the final votes of any legislative...
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