About Rep. Stephanie Barnard

Stephanie Barnard was elected in 2022 to the Washington State House of Representatives. She represents the 8th Legislative District, which includes 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 is the assistant ranking member of the House Innovation, Community and Economic Development, and Veterans Committee, and also serves on the Finance Committee, and the Environment and Energy Committee.

A small business advocate, Stephanie was the head of government affairs for the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce for more than four years. Well known for her outreach efforts, including building support on key public policy issues, Stephanie has also led several government-related projects through the Tri-Cities Legislative Council and Local Government Affairs Committee.

An active community volunteer, Stephanie is a former member of the Board of Directors for the local Boy Scouts of America, and founded and operated a non-profit organization that provided car seats and training to low-income parents.

Born and raised in Washington, Stephanie lives in Pasco and has six children.