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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.

If you have any questions or concerns about the issues before the 2015 Legislature, please contact me via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my Olympia office at (360) 786-7632.

My legislative assistant, Matt Hunter, will be happy to help you obtain the information you need and get your messages to me.

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.

Latest News

Benton: House failure to budget responsibly led to special session
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Benton: House failure to budget responsibly led to special session
On the final day of the regular 2015 legislative session, 17th District Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, made this statement regarding the need for a special session, which will begin Wednesday: “I believe it is reprehensible that the Legislature couldn’t get a budget out after nearly four months, due the orchestrated...
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Benton pro-environment bill passes Legislature
Benton pro-environment bill passes Legislature
Vancouver lawmaker leads on helping local governments manage stormwater and better protect the environment OLYMPIA… Sen. Don Benton, one of the Legislature’s leading advocates for smarter environmental policies, has championed legislation giving local governments more flexibility in how they use stormwater control funds to do facility treatment and improve the...
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Benton lands money for skills center, Salvation Army facility in capital budget
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Benton lands money for skills center, Salvation Army facility in capital budget
Vancouver lawmaker to continue effort to fund other Clark County priorities On Tuesday the state Senate passed a bipartisan capital-budget for 2015-17 that builds more than 2,100 classrooms, fully funds 80 parks and trails, and devotes $60 million to local-government infrastructure projects statewide. The $3.9 billion plan would fund construction...
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Benton Bulletin for April 9, 2015
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Benton Bulletin for April 9, 2015
There is just a little more than two weeks left in the regular 2015 legislative session. The big news this week was the passage of the Senate operating-budget proposal (read more about it below). The House passed its own spending plan last week, so now the two chambers must work...
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