Rep. Robert J. Sutherland's Email Updates


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

In my last email update, I provided an overview of the three budgets and the capital gains income tax. With so many major policy issues I am providing a second end-of-session...

April 30, 2021

The legislative session adjourned on Sunday night. Unfortunately, it was a difficult session for Washington taxpayers. The majority passed an operating budget with record spending, a capital gains income tax, a...

April 26, 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

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

We are beginning our third week of the legislative session and there is much to share with you. The session kicked off on Monday, Jan. 11. It was an opening day...

Jan. 25, 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

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

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