Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


Sixteen-year-old Tillman Moen, a student from Graham Kapowsin High School, recently spent one week in Olympia serving as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 2nd...

Feb. 4, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins Peter Abbarno on KELA to discuss his eviction prevention package; the ban the booth bill and anti-business climate in the Legislature; and his new leadership role...

Jan. 30, 2019

In this edition of the Barkis Breakdown: BIG NEWS! A huge bill package aimed at bringing eviction reform to the housing affordability crisis was introduced.

Jan. 23, 2019

A recent Crosscut/Elway Poll showed homelessness and housing affordability are the top issues Washington voters want the Legislature to address. Legislative Republicans say they've heard the message. They're proposing solutions to...

Jan. 23, 2019

Washington state’s housing affordability crisis affects both homeowners and renters. Rep. Andrew Barkis has introduced several pieces of bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming the eviction process.

Jan. 22, 2019

House Republican leadership recently selected Rep. Andrew Barkis to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee. The 2nd District lawmaker was officially sworn in today by Associate Chief...

Jan. 14, 2019

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, provides you with a glimpse into the governor's proposed tax increases, and provides you with a brief synopsis of his priorities heading into the 2019 session. Thank...

Dec. 19, 2018

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, talks with Dori Monson on KIRO Radio about concerns with the governor's 2019-21 budget proposal that calls for massive tax increases.

Dec. 13, 2018

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, was selected to participate in The Council of State Governments 2018 Western Legislative Academy Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, in Colorado Springs, CO. The Western Legislative Academy...

Dec. 13, 2018

Read Rep. J.T. Wilcox's and my 2018 Legislative Update by clicking on the image below.

May 11, 2018