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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.

Latest News

House panel hears Benton bill clarifying tenant property-removal concern
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House panel hears Benton bill clarifying tenant property-removal concern
Today the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a measure aimed at providing clear guidelines for landlords and tenants in dealing with property left behind following an eviction. Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver and the sponsor of the bill, called it a step that benefits both the landlord and the tenant...
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Leadership approach key to progress made in 2015 session
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Leadership approach key to progress made in 2015 session
Today marks lawmakers’ 71st day at the Capitol, leaving just five weeks to go in the regularly scheduled 2015 session. Reflecting on the first two-thirds of the session, Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, highlighted a number of accomplishments in the Senate, pointing to Republican leadership combined with a commitment to bipartisanship...
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Benton Bulletin for March 20, 2015
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Benton Bulletin for March 20, 2015
Reflecting on the first two-thirds of the session, I am struck by the number of accomplishments in the Senate. Our Republican chairs have put listening to the concerns of average Washingtonians as our primary focus. We know Washingtonians want the Legislature to live within its means, provide some relief from...
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Senate unanimously passes Benton property-tax relief bill to help seniors, disabled persons and veterans Senate unanimously passes Benton property-tax relief bill to help seniors, disabled persons and veterans
The Senate today passed a measure sponsored by Sen. Don Benton that would assist seniors, veterans and disabled individuals by increasing the income limit for calculating property-tax exemption qualification. “We have a number of seniors and disabled individuals who have difficulty paying their property taxes,” said Benton, R-Vancouver. “This bill...
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