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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 drive up the price of gasoline and 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. In 2021, with the public kept at a distance, the Legislature’s biggest challenge will be to resist the temptation to pass steep new taxes and ill-considered environmental legislation when the public has no chance to weigh in. Above all else, we need to play fair with the people.

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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Idaho congressman’s dam-breaching proposal ignores looming power shortage Idaho congressman’s dam-breaching proposal ignores looming power shortage
Water spills at Lower Granite Dam, one of the four dams on the lower Snake River salmon advocates have targeted for breaching. File Tri-City Herald The following op-ed appeared in the Tri-City Herald April 4, 2021. By Sens. Mark Schoesler, Judy Warnick, and Tim Sheldon Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson doesn’t...
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Dodging public vote on capital gains shows elitism Dodging public vote on capital gains shows elitism
The following op-ed appeared in weekly newspapers during the week of March 29. By SEN. TIM SHELDON Contributor This will sound funny anywhere outside Olympia, but there is a question that for years has stumped half the Legislature. If an income tax is so good for the people of the...
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Sheldon backs legislative Phase 3 plan, urges governor to come up with own plan Sheldon backs legislative Phase 3 plan, urges governor to come up with own plan
Bipartisan plan to reopen state comes at governor’s invitation – Legislature also could pass bill itself OLYMPIA – State Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, cosponsor of a bipartisan legislative plan to reopen businesses and schools across the state, says lawmakers are responding to an invitation from the governor, and it’s about...
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Sheldon says starter income-tax bill is end-run around the people Sheldon says starter income-tax bill is end-run around the people
One of four Democrats to vote against measure – calls it dishonest tactic to avoid public vote To see floor speech, click here. OLYMPIA – State Sen. Tim Sheldon says Saturday’s vote for a starter income tax in the state Senate is historic – because it shows the lengths income-tax...
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