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Thank you for visiting my Web site. Please check often for updates on my efforts on behalf of 17th District residents and Clark County.

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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 Bulletin for March 3, 2015
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Benton Bulletin for March 3, 2015
Friday was the deadline for the Legislature’s fiscal committees to complete their work on bills. Several of my key measures have survived this important deadline and are now in the Rules Committee, awaiting action by the full Senate. On Monday, the Senate passed its transportation revenue package. While I recognize...
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Senate adopts Benton resolution honoring Boy Scouts of America
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Senate adopts Benton resolution honoring Boy Scouts of America
On Friday the Senate adopted a resolution sponsored by Sen. Don Benton that honors and recognizes the service, character, and strong ethical standing of the Boy Scouts of America and its 105-year history. Benton, a longtime volunteer Scout leader, shared his personal experiences with scouting, including the role it has played...
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Senate unanimously passes Benton veterans-insurance bill
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Senate unanimously passes Benton veterans-insurance bill
Today the Washington State Senate unanimously approved a measure to help veterans enrolled in the Civilian Health and Medical Program acquire supplemental health insurance. Senate Bill 5974 is sponsored by Vancouver Sen. Don Benton, one of the Legislature’s leading advocates for veterans. “Our men and women in uniform do so...
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Benton comments on vote against transportation package, gas-tax hike
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Benton comments on vote against transportation package, gas-tax hike
Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, released the following comments on why he voted against the transportation-revenue bill approved today by a majority of the Senate. “I agree that there are real transportation needs across this state – and in the 17th Legislative District, but there is simply no way I could...
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