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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 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. You can see the results of this year’s survey here.

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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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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Hearings Wednesday on Sheldon bills that take a whack at tolling Hearings Wednesday on Sheldon bills that take a whack at tolling
OLYMPIA – Hearings are set for Wednesday on two bills sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, that aim to keep driving affordable for Washington’s 5.3 million motorists. The measures target Seattle’s plan to impose tolls on downtown streets and road usage charges currently under study by the state Transportation Commission,...
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Sen Sheldon on the Lars Larson show: Seattle tolling plan a threat to the entire state Sen Sheldon on the Lars Larson show: Seattle tolling plan a threat to the entire state
Do we want a society in which only the rich can afford to drive? That’s where Washington state is heading, under Seattle’s new plan to toll downtown streets, says state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch. In this appearance on the Lars Larson show Jan. 8, Sheldon describes his bill to prohibit...
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Sheldon bill would block Seattle tolling plan, keep driving affordable Sheldon bill would block Seattle tolling plan, keep driving affordable
OLYMPIA – State Sen. Tim Sheldon has introduced legislation to block Seattle’s plan to impose tolls on downtown streets, calling the city’s war on the automobile an elitist threat to the entire state. Sheldon’s SB 5104, introduced Tuesday, would prohibit cities, counties and other local governments from imposing tolls, and...
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