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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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Put transportation first, Sheldon says Put transportation first, Sheldon says
As Legislature adjourns, Sheldon opposes taxes, budget; votes to keep transportation package alive To see video of floor speech, click here. OLYMPIA – As the Washington Legislature prepared to adjourn its 2021 regular session Sunday, state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, voted against the operating budget, a new state income tax,...
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Sheldon introduces bill providing relief from legal financial obligations Sheldon introduces bill providing relief from legal financial obligations
More flexibility for judges could reduce recidivism OLYMPIA – A bill giving judges more leeway in imposing legal financial obligations during criminal sentencing was introduced Tuesday by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, with the idea of raising the issue for the 2022 legislative session. Washington lawmakers are in the final week...
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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...
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