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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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Senate approves sweeping bill to expand rural broadband access Senate approves sweeping bill to expand rural broadband access
OLYMPIA – With lightning-fast Internet and 5G service just around the corner, the Washington Senate approved a sweeping bill Wednesday that paves the way for expansion of high-speed broadband services in rural and underserved areas of the state. Senate Bill 5935, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, establishes high-speed broadband...
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Senate passes Sheldon mini-boiler bill – boosts model railroaders, hobbyists Senate passes Sheldon mini-boiler bill – boosts model railroaders, hobbyists
OLYMPIA – A bill approved by the state Senate Wednesday night gives the high sign to model railroaders and other hobbyists across the state who use miniature steam boilers for power. Senate Bill 6240, approved 48-0, exempts hobbyists from state rules requiring annual boiler re-inspections. A single state inspection and...
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Sheldon rural broadband bill approved by Senate committee Sheldon rural broadband bill approved by Senate committee
OLYMPIA – A bill designed to expand access to broadband services in rural communities throughout the state was unanimously approved Thursday by the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee. Senate Bill 5935, sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, creates a new state Office on Broadband Access, launches an advisory group,...
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Legislature passes $4B capital budget — provides funds for Shelton sewers, ‘tiny house’ project Legislature passes $4B capital budget — provides funds for Shelton sewers, ‘tiny house’ project
OLYMPIA – Lawmakers Thursday passed a $4 billion public-works construction budget, providing funding for projects around the state including an innovative veterans’ housing project in Mason County and sewer improvements for the city of Shelton. The local projects are among hundreds funded by the 2017-19 capital budget. Approval had been...
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