Thank you for visiting! Please contact me with any questions.

Welcome to my official legislative website! It’s an honor to represent the 13th District.

The economy is at the top of everyone’s minds right now. It’s important that our state government focus on the creation of jobs in the private sector and encouraging businesses to stay or move to Washington.

We need to ease regulations on employers and provide a continuing labor force for important industries. We need to reduce over regulation, overly restrictive growth management laws, and excessive taxation, especially for working families and small businesses.

Agriculture and water resources are also at the top of my agenda. I’ll continue proposing ways to help our farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers who contribute in such a large way to our state’s economy. Water access is critical in our state, and I’m working to ensure fair and sustainable water policy.

Our state is facing a public safety emergency with crime at record levels. I want to empower law enforcement to keep our communities safe, give local jurisdictions resources to hire and train police, help those struggling in addiction and fix our broken criminal justice system.

A primary responsibility of state government is providing resources to communities to educate our children. In the 2023 legislative session, I’m closely following developments around special education and the need to better fund programs for these students.

I hope this website will help to inform you of these and other issues affecting our district. Please use the “Contact Me” link at the top of the page to call, write or send me an e-mail. I value your advice and feedback and want to help address your concerns regarding state issues.

Thank you for the honor of representing your interests and ideas in Olympia.

Judy Warnick, State Senator
13th District
(R – Moses Lake)

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March 07, 2024

Legislature Adjourns

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn the 2024 session today. With most major policy bills voted on by both the House and Senate, they’ll be finishing the process and heading to the Governor’s Office for final consideration. On this final day, the Legislature approved an updated, supplemental operating budget and minor...
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March 06, 2024

13th District legislators support community infrastructure investments

In the final week of the 2024 legislative session, 13th District lawmakers are lauding passage of the state’s 2024 supplemental capital budget, which makes critical community infrastructure investments around the state. Funding things like parks, community centers, libraries, and school construction, Senator Judy Warnick and Representatives Tom Dent and Alex Ybarra worked to secure over...
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March 06, 2024

Initiatives to the Legislature

No updates to this page will occur after March 7 until after the election in November. Fed up with destructive and burdensome policies pushed by the Democratic majority, citizens from around the state collected more than 2.3 million signatures to submit 6 initiatives to the Legislature. All six received more than 400,000 signatures each and...
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March 05, 2024

Legislature approves Warnick bill expanding public-private partnerships on state-managed lands

Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Judy Warnick cleared its final hurdle with just three days left in the 2024 legislative session. The state Senate unanimously concurred with amendments made by the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 5785 would allow the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to enter into longer-term agreements with charitable organizations to...
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February 13, 2024

Joint 13th District Virtual Town Hall

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, and Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy, are inviting constituents from the 13th District to join them for a one-hour Virtual Town Hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. to discuss the 2024 legislative session. The remote town hall meeting will be conducted using the Zoom platform. Those who would like to participate must pre-register in advance...
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February 09, 2024

$6 billion property tax increase dead for now

Members of the Senate Republican Caucus have been warning the public about Senate Bill 5770, which would have imposed the largest property tax increase in state history, allowing local jurisdictions to triple the property tax growth rate without a vote of the people. Sen. Judy Warnick offered this statement on the news from the bill’s...
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