Rep. Andrew Barkis' Email Updates


I hope this email finds you and your families well! Since the Legislature adjourned on April 25, I've been busy working on the issues that impact our district and state. Our...

Aug. 30, 2021

Our work for another legislative session concluded on April 25. Let me tell you, it was one of the most intense, and hardest fought, sessions in recent history, especially since we...

May 4, 2021

Spring is in the air and beautiful Pacific Northwest days are ahead. That means the 2021 virtual legislative session is coming to a close. With only three weeks left, we are...

April 10, 2021

Where I would rather hold this event in-person and in-district, my seatmate House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox and I will be hosting a virtual town hall on Monday, March 22 from...

March 19, 2021

We have been on the virtual House floor, voting on bills, for the last two weeks, and hit House of Origin cutoff. The 216 bills that passed off the virtual House...

March 10, 2021

It has been extremely busy under the “virtual” dome here in Olympia. The challenges of this remote session continue to grow more frustrating as the days roll along. We are meant...

Feb. 19, 2021

It is hard to believe we are one month into the 2021 legislative session. Time sure does fly by! On Monday, Feb. 1, we had our first long virtual floor debate on...

Feb. 5, 2021

This is a session like no other due to the on-going response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Capitol buildings are closed to the public. Legislators are using technology to conduct business....

Jan. 23, 2021

It is officially spring! The rain is beginning to subside, and the sun is becoming a more permanent presence in our days. It is a welcome change. And now that some...

May 8, 2020

I hope this email finds you and your family healthy. During his May 1 press briefing, Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Health announced the extension of the “stay...

May 3, 2020