Rep. Andrew Barkis' News & Media


Legislation to allow limited authority law enforcement officers the opportunity to confidentially engage with a peer support counselor was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday. House Bill...

Feb. 13, 2018

Legislation recognizing certain challenges and creating opportunities for disabled persons who want to participate in wildlife-related recreation gained approval by vote of 97-0, in the state House of Representatives on Thursday....

Feb. 8, 2018

Alexandra Bunn, a student from Evergreen Christian School, had the opportunity to spend time on the Capitol campus recently to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. She...

Feb. 2, 2018

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) recently awarded Rep. Andrew Barkis as one of their “city champions.” He was one of eight legislators acknowledged for championing city issues during the 2017...

Feb. 2, 2018

The equation is quite simple: economic growth + increased revenue = no new or raised taxes. If it is that simple, why on earth are we even talking about raising taxes...

Jan. 31, 2018

Second District Reps. Andrew Barkis and J.T. Wilcox will be hosting a telephone town hall this Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6-7 p.m. The lawmakers will take questions on a wide range of legislative issues...

Jan. 29, 2018

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, talks with KELA about his role as ranking Republican on the Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee; the impact of recently passed legislation addressing well water...

Jan. 24, 2018

House Republicans advocate for solutions that will provide real relief from high car-tab fees as a result of Sound Transit 3.

Jan. 24, 2018

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, brings you another edition of the “Barkis Breakdown” from under the dome in Olympia. Up on deck this edition: affordable housing, Barkis bills of importance, and a...

Jan. 19, 2018

Reps. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, and Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, discuss the idea of rural solidarity among legislators outside urban districts and whether a solution to the Hirst water rights issue might be...

Jan. 18, 2018