Thank you for visiting my website. It’s an honor to serve as the representative for the people of the 8th Legislative District in Olympia.

On these pages, you’ll find information about me, my current initiatives, and ways you can engage in the legislative process.

I’m a proud Washington native, having spent over three decades in the Tri-Cities area. Our region and state face numerous challenges, and it’s my duty as your state representative to seek solutions that benefit all Washingtonians. While I prioritize bipartisan collaboration, I remain steadfast in upholding our region’s values.

I believe in government that serves the people. My commitment is to advocate for governance that is efficient, effective, and accountable. My legislative agenda focuses on bolstering the economy, reducing burdensome regulations that hinder business growth, cutting taxes, enhancing public safety, promoting clean energy initiatives, and safeguarding our agricultural sector and Snake River dams.

Your input is invaluable. My door is always open, and I welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Please feel free to reach out anytime with your comments, questions, or concerns regarding state government.

Rep. Stephanie Barnard
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Making Washington affordable again

Affordability in Washington has declined significantly due to new taxes, fees, and regulations. Worse yet, the cap-and-trade program has substantially increased fuel, energy, and grocery prices. To ease the burden on Washington residents, we must take decisive steps such as blocking income taxes, repealing the long-term care payroll tax, and finding ways to refund any surplus tax revenue to taxpayers.

Making Washington affordable again

Addressing public safety issues

Our communities continue to face significant challenges with chronic homelessness, addiction, crime, and untreated mental health needs. Unfortunately, several reform policies have exacerbated these problems. We need solutions now. The recent reinstatement of vehicular pursuit laws, which enables police to chase individuals involved in auto theft and other crimes, is an important step in the right direction. Additionally, we need to protect victims and increase funding for local law enforcement agencies to hire more officers.

Fixing the public safety crisis

Delivering educational opportunities

Despite increased funding for public schools, too many students are falling behind. Declining national and state test scores underscore the urgent need for action. Legislative solutions, such as hiring more tutors and paraeducators, can improve outcomes, particularly in reading and math. Additionally, we need to support school choice by funding education savings accounts for low-income students, those eligible for special education, and those attending persistently failing schools.

Improving the quality and availability of basic education

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Meet Stephanie Barnard

Stephanie Barnard was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2022. She represents the 8th Legislative District, which encompasses portions of Benton and Franklin counties. Stephanie’s legislative priorities are laser-focused on improving her region’s economy, strengthening businesses, and creating more family-wage jobs. She serves as the assistant...

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