About Jim Honeyford

My schedule for the coming weeks I wanted to share with you my calendar for the month of May to give you a sense of what activities I’m engaged in now that the legislative session has ended. Read More...
Redistricting letter to Klickitat and Skamania Counties You may have received a printed newsletter in the mail on behalf of Representatives Bruce Chandler and David Taylor and myself. As you know, the 2010 census resulted in the redrawing of our legislative district boundaries. The result for the 15th Legislative District is dramatic, and it is with heavy... Read More...
Senator King and I receive “Guardian of Small Business” award The National Federation of Independent Business has awarded Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima) and me its Guardians of Small Business Award for 2012. The award is given to legislators with strong records of sponsoring and supporting legislation vital to the creation, growth and survival of small-business enterprises in Washington state. I’m very... Read More...
House resolution, breakfast held to honor Civil Air Patrol members To celebrate the dedication and service of the men and women of the Civil Air Patrol, I coordinated an honorary breakfast today in Columbia Room of the legislative building in Olympia. After the meal, participants were invited to the gallery of the state House of Representatives to observe as the... Read More...
Remembering Senator Alex Deccio 1921-2011 I was saddened to learn of the passing Tuesday evening of Senator Alex Deccio. I had the honor of serving with the Senator and remained friends with him after his many years in the Legislature. He and Senator Bob McCaslin (who passed away in March) were the last of the... Read More...
My oath of office and Senate committee assignments I took the oath of office for a fourth four-year Senate term today as the Legislature convened for its 2011 regular session at the Capitol. The session is scheduled for 105 days. I will continue as Republican leader on the Senate Environment, Water and Energy Committee. Even though state government’s... Read More...
About Legislative Leadership: Republican Deputy Floor Leader 2009-10, 2011-12; Republican Caucus Chair, 2005-06; Majority Caucus Chair, 2004; Republican Whip, 2001-02. Elective Office: House of Representatives 1994, 1996; Senate 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, current term expires January 2015. Standing Committees (2011-13): Ranking Republican Member, Environment Water & Energy; Member, Agriculture & Rural... Read More...
I’ve been re-elected to a leadership post Today members of the Senate Republican Caucus elected me deputy floor leader. This is the sixth time I’ve been elected to the caucus leadership team. I am honored my colleagues have selected me to continue serving as deputy floor leader. This is a difficult time for the people of Washington,... Read More...
Senators sign letter supporting AG lawsuit Today, as Senate Republican Deputy Floor Leader, I delivered a letter to Attorney General Rob McKenna in support of his decision to join a bipartisan, nationwide group of attorneys general challenging the constitutionality of the national health care bill signed into law this week. These senators signed the letter: Sen.... Read More...