About Rep. Jim Walsh

Representative Jim Walsh was elected in 2016 and sworn into office on December 8 of that year. He represents the 19th District, which includes parts of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific and Wahkiakum counties. Jim is only the third Republican to represent the district since the 1940s.

Jim’s legislative priorities are creating family-wage jobs, adequately funding schools and protecting taxpayers, property rights and gun rights. He wants to diversify the economies of his coastal communities and bring new opportunities to his constituents. Jim believes an effective local school system is vital to ensure a full economic recovery.

Jim is committed to bipartisanship and finding common-sense solutions in the Legislature. He sits on the House Business and Financial Services as the assistant ranking Republican, and also serves on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Capital Budget committees.

Jim graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 1986. He formed a small publishing company in 1998 that he continues to operate today. Jim has also written columns for the Aberdeen Daily World newspaper, coached boys’ and girls’ basketball teams and held leadership roles with local and state Republican groups.

Jim and wife, Jamie, live in Aberdeen and have five children.