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It is an honor to serve you.

Rep. Andrew Barkis
R-Olympia
(360) 786-7824  |  andrew.barkis@leg.wa.gov
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My Legislative Priorities

Being the voice for fiscal responsibility, reform, and reprioritization

Our state transportation system is facing serious challenges. Old roads. Failing bridges. Unreliable ferry service. Dilapidated railways. Inefficient public transportation systems. These problems must be addressed. Since becoming one of our state’s transportation budget leaders in 2019, I have been the voice for fiscal responsibility, reform, and reprioritization. My goals are to help keep costs down as we chip away at our $11 billion road maintenance backlog, prevent new taxes and fees on drivers, and complete projects within existing revenue.

How to pay for better roads and ferry service without raising the gas tax

Fixing our housing crisis

Washington is facing a housing crisis that has only grown worse over time. We are producing the fewest housing units per household of any state in the country due to unnecessary regulatory costs and fees, permit delays, restrictive zoning laws, and an antiquated Growth Management Act. Supply is down, rent is skyrocketing, homeownership is unattainable for many first-time buyers, and homelessness continues to grow. We must have a sense of urgency about addressing these problems. It is critical we remove unnecessary barriers to provide Washingtonians more homeownership opportunities.

House Republican solutions to solve the housing crisis

Bringing and end to Washington's public safety crisis

Washington is facing a public safety crisis unlike anything most of us have ever seen. Over the past five years, criminal activity has exploded in our state. Homicide is up 96% since 2019. We rank #1 for retail theft, #2 for property crime and #3 for auto theft. This can't continue. House Republicans are fighting for common-sense solutions to prevent crime, hold criminals accountable, support law enforcement, and make communities safer.

House Republican solutions to fix our public safety crisis

Rep. Barkis discusses solutions to state's housing crisis on TVW

Meet Andrew Barkis

Rep. Andrew Barkis represents the 2nd Legislative District. He was first appointed to the state House of Representatives in February 2016, and is currently serving his fourth term as a state representative. Andrew was born and raised in Chehalis. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy...

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