Thank you for visiting my website. Within these pages, you can learn more about me, what I’m working on, and how to become involved in the legislative process. We have a citizen Legislature, and your involvement is not only welcomed but needed.

It’s an honor to represent the great people of the 19th District. While I’m guided by a set of principles, I’m also committed to bipartisanship and finding common-sense solutions for the problems facing our coastal communities. Our state may have a part-time Legislature, but I consider this my full-time job.

My legislative priorities are creating family-wage jobs, adequately funding schools, and protecting taxpayers, property rights, and gun rights. As a state representative, I consider hundreds of bills and amendments. With this responsibility comes an understanding that each piece of legislation could impact someone in some way. That’s why your input is important.

Please contact me if I can be of assistance. I look forward to hearing from you.

Rep. Jim Walsh
R-Aberdeen
(360) 786-7806  |  jim.walsh@leg.wa.gov
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My Priorities

We must make Washington affordable again

Washington's affordability challenges are growing. Escalating costs of fuel, groceries, and housing, coupled with minimal tax relief, are placing a substantial burden on individuals and families statewide. To ease this burden, decisive action is necessary. This includes eliminating the problematic cap-and-trade program, prohibiting income taxes, reversing the long-term care program and payroll tax.

Ending the cap-and-trade program and curbing rising fuel costs

Empowering parents and improving K-12 education

Washington’s public schools used to be among the best in the United States. They aren't anymore. While the Legislature has spent years increasing funding to public schools, too many students have been left behind. Student performance on national test scores has been trending down over the last decade, and state test scores are at their lowest since the state assessment began. We need to fix these problems. How do we do that? By giving more choices in basic education to the primary stakeholders in children’s upbringing—their parents and families.

Establishing a parents' bill of rights

Making public safety a priority

What a sad situation Washington state faces due to the Legislature's failure to address much-needed public safety concerns; crime rates are on the rise while the law enforcement workforce is shrinking. To address these challenges, we must allocate funding to increase and retain law enforcement officers. This, along with the recent reinstatement of vehicular pursuit laws to combat auto theft and other crimes, will help. I am steadfast in my commitment to implementing measures that prioritize the safety of our streets, neighborhoods, and families.

Restoring police pursuit options

Barring taxes on personal income and rolling back the WA Cares payroll tax

New taxes, regulations, and lack of tax relief have made living in Washington costly. To address this, we must repeal the capital gains tax passed by the Democratic majority in 2021, and allow workers to opt-out of the unpopular WA Cares program and payroll tax. Additionally, Washington’s long-standing tradition of prohibiting a state income tax, reflecting the people’s will, must be upheld.

Repealing the capital gains income tax

Interview profile: Get to know Rep. Jim Walsh

Meet Jim Walsh

Jim Walsh was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2016 and officially took office on December 8 of that same year. He proudly represents the 19th District, encompassing portions of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties. Remarkably, Jim is only the third Republican to...

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