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Here you may find information about what I’m doing on behalf of the 20th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate.

It’s a great honor to serve my neighbors in Thurston, Lewis, Cowlitz and Clark counties. That said, I’m not a career politician and don’t aspire to be one.  It wasn’t until 2012 that I decided to seek elected office, after realizing that it wasn’t enough for me to simply talk about the need for employers like myself to get involved in policy-making.

Given my business background I’m pleased to be serving as vice-chair of the Senate’s Trade & Economic Development Committee and as vice-chair of the Senate’s Commerce and Labor Committee. In addition to those positions, I am the Senate Deputy Majority Leader.  City and county governments are the backbone of our communities, so I appreciate the opportunity to work on the issues concerning local governments. There is much the Legislature can do to help preserve jobs and attract more employers, in ways that both the business community and organized labor should be able to support. I’m also serving as the vice-chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for developing the Senate’s proposed operating budget and is therefore very much in the public spotlight.

Finally, I’m proud to be a member of not only the Senate Republican Caucus but also the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus that was formed in late 2012. Good ideas aren’t necessarily tied to one political philosophy or another, and our majority coalition’s approach to shared governing and desire for bipartisan cooperation can only help to produce better outcomes for the people of Washington. Thanks for visiting. Please contact me if you have a question or concern about state government and believe I can help.

John Braun

PO Box 40420 Olympia, WA  98504-0420

407 Legislative Building

Office: (360) 786.7638

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Centralia student serves as page for Senator Braun
Centralia student serves as page for Senator Braun
Daniel Hoel, a 10th- grade homeschooled student from Centralia, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Daniel was one of 15 students who served as Senate pages for the first week of the 2017 legislative session. He was sponsored by...
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Governor’s priorities clear from irresponsible tax-increase proposal Governor’s priorities clear from irresponsible tax-increase proposal
Following the release of the governor’s proposed two-year operating budget today, Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, questioned the impacts and need for what would be the largest tax and spending increase in state history. “While I’m pleased to see the governor shares our goal of a world-class education system, it’s disappointing...
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Greetings Friends and Neighbors, In this newsletter you will find the eighth edition of my policy letter, Economic Sense. This edition looks into the Governor’s historically expensive proposed collective bargaining agreements and examines whether they are the best use of taxpayer funds. It addresses lost opportunities, and provides context around...
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Braun letter takes Governor’s budget proposal to task – previous budget decisions were “indefensible”
Braun letter takes Governor’s budget proposal to task – previous budget decisions were “indefensible”
In advance of the Governor’s budget submittal due in December, Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, sent the attached letter to the director of the Office of Financial Management. The letter seeks to ensure that recent collective bargaining agreements (CBAs),that were conducted in secret, are financially feasible as required by law. The...
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