Thanks for visiting my webpage! I’m Perry Dozier, your senator from the 16th Legislative District. The 2024 legislative session will be my fourth in Olympia, and I am proud to represent the people of Southeast Washington at the statehouse.

There is much we can accomplish for our corner of Washington — for agriculture, for small business and for the people of the 16th. We face enormous challenges in rebuilding our economy after the COVID shutdown, everything from making sure unemployment benefits are delivered on time, to staving off the impact of crippling tax increases on small business.

But it’s what comes next that is most important. Creating a sound business climate, promoting educational opportunities from preschool to college, and ensuring that state government spends responsibly and wisely. In the 16th District, from Prosser to West Richland to Walla Walla, partisanship has never been more important than getting the job done.

I want your help in carrying on that tradition. I hope you will let me know how we can help. If you have a problem in your dealings with a state agency, or you have a comment or general concern about state government, please do not hesitate to contact my office, by phone, email or mail. Above all else, we are here to serve you.






Perry Dozier

Senator, 16th Legislative District

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February 24, 2024

E-News: Hearings scheduled on initiatives next week; this week went to budgets

With Sen. Lynda Wilson of Vancouver in the Senate chamber. The supplemental operating budget passed today by the state Senate reflects some of my input, which I worked through her as Senate Republican budget leader and her counterparts on the majority side. Keep reading for details. Dear Neighbor, Greetings from the state Capitol! I have...
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February 20, 2024

Republican senators question timing, purpose of proposed payments to farm-fuel users

OLYMPIA… The two state senators who farm in eastern Washington say they’re not sure what to make of a proposed offer of money for farm-fuel users who got stuck paying a surcharge on their fuel purchases because of the state’s cap-and-trade law. The payments, which could amount to no more than pennies per gallon for...
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February 20, 2024

Senate transportation-budget proposal includes more SR 224/Red Mountain funding

OLYMPIA… The supplemental transportation budget made public by the state Senate this morning includes $2.2 million requested by Sen. Perry Dozier to keep improvements to State Route 224 in the Red Mountain vicinity from stalling again. Dozier, R-Waitsburg, said a $5 million appropriation he helped secure in the 2023-25 transportation budget was thought to be...
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February 17, 2024

E-News: Property-tax threat goes away, but threat to rural health care remains

  I was happy to welcome members of Teamsters 117, which represents Department of Corrections employees, when they came over from Walla Walla to visit the Capitol earlier this month. In response to the question “Who has been assaulted on the job?” probably half raised their hands. Feedback like this often inspires legislation, and I...
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February 09, 2024

Property-tax bill is ‘dead,’ 16th District senator says it never should have been filed

OLYMPIA…Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg, offered this comment after learning majority Democrats in the Senate are dropping their proposal to allow local governments to raise property taxes by up to 3% annually without a vote of the people. Dozier was among the Senate Republicans and members of the public who opposed the proposal at a news...
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January 29, 2024

E-News — People to Legislature: Consider six policy changes…this session

  Chief Rocky Eastman headed the delegation from Walla Walla Fire District #4 that came by this past week. If you expect to be anywhere near the state Capitol between now and the March 7 end of this year’s session, I hope you will contact my office and arrange to stop in! Dear Neighbor, Greetings...
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I'm Here to Serve You

My job is to make sure your interests are represented in Olympia. If you have a problem with a state agency, or a comment or concern about state government, I want to know about it. Please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail, phone or by mail. I look forward to hearing from you!