Welcome to my website! Thank you for taking the time to stay connected with me and our citizen Legislature.

As your state representative, I am committed to finding bipartisan solutions to the most pressing issues facing our community and state. I believe we must make critical reforms to the way state government operates and prioritize state spending to ensure safer communities, more affordable living, excellence in education, and family-wage job growth.

Listening to you is the most important part of my job as your representative. The best ideas come from people in our communities, not from the government. I hope you take the opportunity to get involved in the legislative process by visiting me in Olympia, sending me a letter or email, or testifying on bills. Please contact me to share your thoughts, concerns and questions.

It is an honor to serve you.

Rep. Drew Stokesbary
(360) 786-7846  |  drew.stokesbary@leg.wa.gov
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My Priorities

Making life more affordable

As the ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee and House Republican budget lead, my top priority is introducing legislation that puts you and your family first and addresses our state's most urgent needs. In 2021, I introduced the REAL Recovery for Washington Act. I also helped craft our 2021-23 operating budget framework. In 2022, I introduced the SAFE Washington budget framework that would have used our state’s $15 billion budget surplus to provide a permanent 1% sales tax cut while allocating funding for other key priorities. In 2023, I have introduced legislation that would expand the Working Families Tax Credit – a program that provides sales tax rebates. House Republicans will continue fighting for lower taxes for families and insist on policies that produce results, not just more bureaucracy.

Learn how my colleagues and I are working to make Washington affordable

Holding state government accountable

The budgets proposed and passed by Governor Inslee and the majority party in recent years have failed to include any bold or creative ideas to solve many of Washington's most pressing challenges. In fact, many of these challenges – homelessness, housing affordability, crime, police officer recruitment and retention, drug overdose deaths, etc. – have only gotten worse over time. Washingtonians deserve fresh ideas, more accountable leadership, and better outcomes.

Learn more about why state government accountability is important

Protecting our communities

The SAFE Washington budget framework I introduced in 2022 would have funded police officer signing and retention bonuses, body cameras, and additional basic law enforcement training classes to ensure that Washington no longer ranks last in the nation in officers per capita. In 2023, I proposed a bill that would provide cities and counties with funding to hire and retain more law enforcement officers. I also introduced legislation to provide funding for the recruitment, retention and support of law enforcement officers. We have a public safety crisis in Washington state that is only going to improve if we put more police officers on the streets and fix the vehicle pursuit issue.

Learn more about House Republican public safety bills

Empowering families and addressing learning loss

Extended school closures during the pandemic stunted the cognitive and social development of a generation of students and exacerbated the opportunity gap between wealthy and poor children. Past budget frameworks proposed by House Republicans would have helped remediate the learning loss so many suffered in virtual environments. In 2023, I proposed legislation that would provide resources to schools and families to address some of the learning loss suffered during COVID-related school closures. As a caucus, we also remain focused on increasing transparency and accountability in our K-12 education system.

Learn more about K-12 education facts in Washington state

Rep. Drew Stokesbary discusses House Republican budget priorities

Meet Drew Stokesbary

Rep. Drew Stokesbary is serving his fifth term representing the 31st Legislative District. After graduating from a local public high school, Drew earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and mathematics from Duke University. He went on to Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated cum laude. Outside...

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