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While the legislative session adjourned at the end of April, I represent you year round. Each month I plan to update you with what is happening in state government, the 39th...

June 4, 2021

On Thursday we received good news as the governor announced his Phase 3 plan. Effective on March 22 all counties will move to Phase 3. He is also abandoning his regional...

March 15, 2021

Rep. Sutherland provides remarks and his opposition to House Bill 1076 on final passage during virtual floor session in the state House of Representatives. This bill seeks to allow whistleblowers to bring actions...

March 8, 2021

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

Rep. Robert J. Sutherland, R-Granite Falls, speaks on House Bill 1368 – legislation related to federal funding for the COVID-19 pandemic relief. Sutherland expresses his severe disappointment that Democrats in Olympia...

Feb. 2, 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

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