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May 03, 2024


Due to election-year restrictions in Washington state law, this website will remain accessible but no new content, and no changes to existing content, will be posted to it after May 3, 2024, until the results of the November election are certified.
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May 03, 2024

IN THE NEWS: Republicans blast Democratic bill that would allow tripling of property tax rates

Republicans in the Washington Senate are calling a property tax measure backed by Democrats “the single most destructive and far-reaching bill of the 2024 session.” At least that’s how Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro Woolley, and a member of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, described Senate Bill 5770 in a Wednesday news release. SB 5770 would allow local governments across the state to...
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April 12, 2024

In The News: In reversal, more areas allow high-speed police chases

BY AMANDA HERNÁNDEZ  | STATELINE In early March, Washington state lawmakers approved a measure that came to the legislature in the form of a citizen initiative. Under the policy, law enforcement officers again may give chase when there is reasonable suspicion a person has violated a law. The policy, which will go into effect in June, allows...
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March 04, 2024

VIDEO: Sen. Keith Wagoner speaks out against a bill he fears could end retail firearm sales in Washington

The bill would require firearm dealers to install onerous security features and superfluous alarm and surveillance systems, and adopt redundant storage and excessively burdensome record-keeping practices. It also would set minimum insurance-coverage requirements and require employees to undergo yearly background checks.
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February 22, 2024

IN THE NEWS: Washington lawmakers advance bill making it a felony to threaten election workers

By the Associated press | The Washington state Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to make harassing election workers a felony, three months after four county election offices received envelopes containing suspicious powder — including three testing positive for fentanyl — and had to be evacuated. Some Republican lawmakers pushed for the bill to include protections for...
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February 20, 2024

Wagoner succeeds in adding Skagit County Stabilization Center funds to Senate’s proposed construction budge

After inflation-driven increases in construction costs resulted in cancellation of one behavioral-health center in the North Sound, Sen. Keith Wagoner is determined not to let a second such project meet a similar fate. Working with Senate budget writers, Wagoner has secured the $4.275 million needed to complete phase II of the Skagit County Stabilization Center...
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February 19, 2024

IN THE NEWS: Legislators from the 39th District take part in Concrete town hall

By Racquel Muncy / Skagit Valley Herald  | Residents of the state’s 39th Legislative District gathered at Concrete Theatre on Saturday for a town hall with Sen. Keith Wagoner and representatives Carolyn Eslick and Sam Low.  …Each of the legislators had an opportunity to speak about what is important to them before taking questions from...
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February 13, 2024


Denver Hainstock, a 10th grader from Sedro-Woolley High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Hainstock was one of 16 students who served as a Senate page for the fifth week of the 2024 Legislative session. Hainstock was sponsored by 39th Legislative District Senator...
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February 09, 2024

IN THE NEWS: WA Democrats ditch bill repealing voter-backed cap on property tax hikes

Senate Democrats’ controversial bill allowing local governments in Washington to exceed the 1% cap on annual property tax increases won’t be acted on this session, its author said Friday. The legislation sought to repeal the voter-backed limit and give cities and counties the ability to levy hikes up to 3%. But it ran into fierce...
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Welcome to my official legislative website!

Dear Friends,

Welcome to my official legislative website. It is an honor and a privilege to represent the 39th District. I am in awe every day in Olympia that I have been afforded this rare opportunity to serve our beautiful part of the state.

One of the most important things I can do is solve problems facing our communities and that means I need to hear from you. Please call, send a letter, visit my office or e-mail.

Our state faces many challenges and while I am guided by a set of principles, I am also committed to working in a bipartisan way to find common sense solutions for our communities. My legislative priorities reflect our diverse district:

  • Looking for innovative solutions to provide safe and affordable housing;
  • Advocating for our veterans;
  • Protecting our 2nd amendment rights;
  • Ensuring access to behavioral and mental health facilities;
  • Working to address the growing opioid epidemic; and
  • Protect private property rights.

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Keith Wagoner,

Your 39th District State Senator


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