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
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My Priorities

We must provide tax relief to overtaxed Washingtonians

State government needs to do a better job with our tax dollars. We don’t need to spend so much. The governor’s proposed operating budget is over $70 billion for the upcoming two-year cycle. We can still deliver essential government services — in fact, even improve their delivery — without funding bloated bureaucratic agencies. I will continue to fight for tax relief and meaningful legislation that alleviates the financial burdens on struggling individuals, families, and businesses.

Read about my proposal to change how the state handles property taxes

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. Proficiency test results—though controversial to some — have consistently shown that about half of our K-12 students aren’t proficient in reading and writing. And approximately 60 percent aren’t proficient in math. We need to fix these proficiency 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.

Learn how my colleagues and I are working to empower familes

Strengthening communities by making public safety a priority

What a sad situation Washington state faces because of the Legislature's failure to address much-needed public safety concerns. Chronic homelessness, addiction, untreated mental health needs, and crime are all challenges that need real solutions. Unfortunately, the majority party's ineffective and destructive policies have made these problems worse, including the decriminalization of hard drugs like fentanyl. That needs to change. I will continue to work to see improvements put in place that keeps our streets, neighborhoods and families safe.

Discover what House Republicans are doing to protect our communities

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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