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There is a new way to connect with me. I have a new, official legislative Facebook page. Like and follow to stay updated on what is happening during the legislative session...

Feb. 17, 2021

I want to thank you for placing your trust in me and sending me back to Olympia for another term. I am honored and humbled by your support and look forward...

Dec. 4, 2020

I hope this email finds you healthy and well. A lot has happened since my last email update. The governor enacted his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order on March 23 in...

May 8, 2020

April 28, 2020

Property owners from around Washington state are in shock this winter after receiving their property taxes and Rep. Robert J. Sutherland decided it was time to draft legislation to eliminate the state...

March 19, 2020

The 2020 legislative session has ended, much like the 2019 session, with Olympia Democrats increasing spending. Despite this year being just a supplemental budget year, Democrats passed a budget that increased...

March 19, 2020

Rep. Robert J. Sutherland, R-Granite Falls, provides an overview of his plan to eliminate the state portion of property taxes. With record tax collections Sutherland says it is time to return...

March 18, 2020

During the operating budget debate in the House, Rep. Sutherland makes a case for returning some of the state's record revenues to the taxpayers of Washington state or provide property tax...

March 2, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I want to remind you of the upcoming town hall meeting this Saturday that Sen. Keith Wagoner, Rep. Carolyn Eslick and I will be hosting. We will give an update...

Feb. 21, 2020

Week five of the legislative session is underway and we have reached our first major deadlines of this year's legislative session. The policy committee cutoff date was Friday, Feb. 7. What...

Feb. 10, 2020