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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

The power of constituency is a key component to the Legislative process in Olympia. Second District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, recently saw how beneficial his constituents' voices can be through two...

April 2, 2018

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

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

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

House Republican leadership recently selected Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee. The official swearing-in ceremony held today...

Jan. 8, 2018

Nearly two months after their initial roundtable meeting, state and local leaders reconvened Wednesday at the Yelm Community Center for a follow-up discussion on highway congestion south of Puget Sound —...

Dec. 8, 2017

Did you know that your Washington state legislators participate on councils and committees outside the Legislative body? Recently, Speaker of the House Frank Chopp appointed Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve on...

Sept. 27, 2017

A bill modifying the current fee structure for surface mining, and another reducing the current growth management restrictions on school siting were recently signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. State...

July 10, 2017