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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Monday, Jan. 9, the 2023 legislative session got underway. With the previous two legislative sessions being mostly virtual, it was great to see the public galleries full of friends and family, and legislators in their seats on the House floor.

Opening day in the Washington State House of Representatives, January 9, 2023.

Having legislators, staff and constituents back on the Capitol campus give this session a different feel than our last two virtual sessions. It already feels like the face-to-face meetings between legislators and having legitimate public hearings the session is off to a much more collaborative, bipartisan approach this year. That said, we still have about two-thirds of the legislative session left and much of the heavy lifting has yet to be done.

Committee assignments

I will be working on important agriculture and water issues this session as the assistant ranking Republican on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. The committee reviews issues related to agricultural production, forest practices, forest fire protection, fisheries, wildlife and water. 

I will also continue to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which I served on for a number of years, and was our lead budget writer. The committee considers the operating budget bill and related legislation, along with pension policy and compensation.

My third committee assignment is the Postsecondary Education and Workforce Committee.

Legislative Priorities

The House Republican Caucus is focusing on four priority issues this session. They are:

Our efforts in these areas will continue as the session progresses. I am also working on other legislation, amendments and other ways to improve legislation.

Follow the Legislature

Please continue to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments you have. I appreciate the feedback, as it helps me represent the 15th District in the Legislature.

Here are some websites and links that may help you stay engaged, testify or comment on legislation this session.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or comments.

It is an honor and privilege to represent the 15th District!


Bruce Chandler

State Representative Bruce Chandler, 15th Legislative District
427B Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7960 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000