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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.

Your comments, ideas and questions are always welcome.

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Benton not seeking re-election to sixth Senate term
Sen. Benton speaks during Sen. Comm. on Governmental Operations
Benton not seeking re-election to sixth Senate term
After nearly 30 years of public service, including 22 years serving the people of the 17th District in the Legislature, Sen. Don Benton has decided to not seek re-election to the state Senate later this year. “Serving the people of the 17th District has been one of the greatest honors...
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Benton bill to help veterans get supplemental insurance clears Senate committee
The Senate Government Operations and Security Committee convenes January 18th, 2016.
Benton bill to help veterans get supplemental insurance clears Senate committee
On Thursday the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee unanimously approved legislation that would help veterans acquire supplemental health insurance for their families. Senate Bill 6405 is sponsored by Vancouver Sen. Don Benton, one of the Legislature’s leading advocates for veterans. “There are a lot of military bases and veterans...
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Let the people decide whether to make 2/3 tax-vote rule permanent, says Benton
The Washington State Senate passes Senate Resolution 8691in honor of law enforcement officers during a Pro Forma Session, January 13th, 2016, the 3rd day of the Legislative Session.
Let the people decide whether to make 2/3 tax-vote rule permanent, says Benton
Sen. Don Benton says today’s King County Superior Court decision throwing out the voter-approved Initiative 1366 law is irrelevant to the Legislature, and it is now time to let Washington voters decide whether a higher legal threshold for approving tax increases belongs in the state constitution. “I wasn’t sent to Olympia...
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2015 Legislative Report
Sen. Benton speaks during Sen. Comm. on Governmental Operations
2015 Legislative Report
Click here to download the full 2015 Legislative Report As we enter the final months of the year, this is a good time for us to take a look back at actions taken by the Legislature during the historic 2015 legislative session, as well as look ahead at some issues...
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