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As ever, I will continue to oppose higher taxes, help pass tougher laws to keep criminals off our streets, improve our transportation system, and guard against further attacks on your private property rights. It is my honor and privilege to serve the 17th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate.

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Benton leads welcome of Cambodian delegation to Olympia
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Benton leads welcome of Cambodian delegation to Olympia
Vancouver senator says growing Southeast Asian democracy open to increased friendship and trade OLYMPIA… On Tuesday Vancouver Sen. Don Benton, joined by the lieutenant governor and other lawmakers, welcomed members of a formal delegation from Cambodia to the state Capitol. Among those in the delegation were Chum Bunrong, Cambodia’s ambassador...
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Benton bill to help veterans get supplemental insurance signed by governor
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Benton bill to help veterans get supplemental insurance signed by governor
Today Vancouver Sen. Don Benton, one of the Legislature’s leading advocates for veterans, was on hand as Gov. Jay Inslee signed his legislation to help veterans acquire supplemental health insurance for their families. Senate Bill 6405 will benefit veterans enrolled in the Civilian Health and Medical Program, administered by the federal...
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Benton bill to help vets find health insurance is bound for governor’s desk
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Benton bill to help vets find health insurance is bound for governor’s desk
Unanimous vote in House adds to Clark County lawmaker’s legacy of advocating for veterans Today the House of Representatives voted 97-0 to approve legislation to help veterans acquire supplemental health insurance for their families. The vote wraps up lawmakers’ work on Senate Bill 6405, which is sponsored by Vancouver Sen....
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Benton bill to protect consumers from mortgage fraud wins final approval
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Benton bill to protect consumers from mortgage fraud wins final approval
On Tuesday the House of Representatives unanimously approved Sen. Don Benton’s measure to continue support for the prosecution of mortgage-related crimes. The House vote completes the Legislature’s work on Senate Bill 6282. Benton, who chairs the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and is one of the Legislature’s most vocal advocates...
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