About Rep. 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 ranking member of the Innovation, Community, and Economic Development and Veterans Committee, and she also holds positions on the Finance Committee and the Environment and Energy Committee.

A small business advocate, Stephanie served as 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 previously served on 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.