Rep. Jim Walsh's News & Media


Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, discusses House Bill 2030, which would give jailed felons the right to vote, sit on juries, and seek elected office, and Democrats’ rejection of House Republicans request...

Jan. 22, 2024

The Washington State Secretary of State (SOS) has officially notified the Legislature that the signature verification process and certification for Initiative 2081 have been successfully completed. This initiative aims to “allow...

Jan. 19, 2024

Washington State Secretary of State Steve Hobbs has officially notified the Legislature that the signature verification for Initiative 2117 has been completed and certified. This initiative aims to repeal the Climate...

Jan. 17, 2024

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, discusses five constitutionally dubious gun restriction bills heard in Olympia this week: HB 1902, HB 1903, HB 2021, HB 2054, and HB 2118.

Jan. 16, 2024

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, shares his opposition to a bill that would impose a more severe criminal penalty for “threatening words” than for the possession of fentanyl. While emphasizing the importance...

Jan. 16, 2024

Secretary of State Steve Hobbs delivered official notification to the Legislature Thursday that signature verification has been completed and certified for one Initiative 2113. The initiative seeks to amend the state’s...

Jan. 12, 2024

The Washington State Legislature commenced its 2024 session on Monday, Jan. 8, with opening day ceremonies taking place at noon. Soon after the governor’s State of the State address today, Rep....

Jan. 9, 2024

In the annals of Olympia’s failure and mismanagement, few disasters can match the one happening right now. The state’s program to replace barriers for salmon and steelhead migration to spawning grounds...

Jan. 9, 2024

During floor debate, Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, speaks in favor of House Bill 1455. This bill aims to stop child marriage in Washington state. The measure removes the option for a...

Jan. 8, 2024

In this update, Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, provides insights into the upcoming 2024 session, which is expected to be exceptionally busy. The 19th District lawmaker highlights key topics slated for debate...

Jan. 4, 2024