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I’m Tim Sheldon, your Democratic senator from the 35th Legislative District. I have represented Mason County and parts of Thurston and Kitsap counties since 1991, making me the longest-serving member of the Legislature. I also am one of the last Democrats representing a rural district.

Our issues are different than those of urban areas, and we need to make sure our voice is heard. We understand, far better than those who live in urban areas, the potential impact of measures that would heap new taxes on those who cannot afford them. We need to make sure working families have jobs and opportunities right here at home.

These are trying times, and the continuing COVID restrictions have made them more difficult.

What can we do to put the state on the right track? I hope you will share your ideas with me. We can do plenty of good if we put our minds to it, and we do it together. You can send me a quick note at the address below, or send me an email at Timothy.Sheldon@leg.wa.gov. Whether we’re at the office or working from home, we’re here for you.

Tim Sheldon

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Sen. Sheldon to end long career as Legislature’s most independent voice Sen. Sheldon to end long career as Legislature’s most independent voice
Legislature’s longest-serving member to exit in January when current term expires Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch (Photo credit Washington State Senate) OLYMPIA – Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, the longest-serving member of the Washington Legislature and its most independent voice, will be stepping down at the end of his current term, Sheldon...
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Sheldon bill streamlining fire district operations wins final passage, goes to governor Sheldon bill streamlining fire district operations wins final passage, goes to governor
Bill allows large fire districts to hire own treasurers OLYMPIA – A measure sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon to streamline fire district financing passed the state House of Representatives Thursday and now goes to the governor’s office for final consideration. Senate Bill 5565 won approval in the House 97-0, following...
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Senate capital budget provides funding for Shelton shelter, Skokomish water Senate capital budget provides funding for Shelton shelter, Skokomish water
Senate approves bill; House to follow with own proposal OLYMPIA – A capital budget plan approved by the Senate Wednesday provides funding for the Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center in Shelton and water-system improvements on the Skokomish reservation. Senate Bill 5651 was approved by the Senate 49-0 and now moves...
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Senate approves Sheldon bill to improve fire district financing Senate approves Sheldon bill to improve fire district financing
Measure would allow large fire districts to hire their own treasurers OLYMPIA – A bill from Sen. Tim Sheldon that streamlines the financing process for large fire districts cleared the Senate Wednesday on a unanimous 46-0 vote. Senate Bill 5565 allows larger fire districts with revenues in excess of $10...
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