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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October 05, 2023

Senator says Ecology must be open about program driving up fuel prices

OLYMPIA… While raking in more than $1 billion from the carbon-pricing program that is behind Washington’s crushingly high fuel prices, the state Department of Ecology isn’t being fully open about who is buying and holding the carbon credits. A state senator says that has to change. The state’s Climate Commitment Act requires Ecology to post...
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September 26, 2023

E-News: Mid-interim update on fuel prices, ag issues, parents’ rights and more

September 2023 Dear Neighbor, Greetings from here at the ranch! Legislators refer to the months between our annual sessions as “interim,” and if you look at when the 2023 session ended (late April) and when the 2024 session begins (early January), we’re not much past the halfway point of this particular interim. That makes it...
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July 20, 2023

Republican ag leaders highlight hypocrisy of Democrats on gas-price debacle

OLYMPIA… Agricultural-policy leaders from the Senate Republican Caucus are weighing in on attempts to gaslight the public on why Washington’s gas prices remain highest in the nation. While Gov. Jay Inslee and other Democratic elected officials tried to lay blame on the oil and gas industry during a news conference today, Senators Ron Muzzall, Judy...
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July 14, 2023

E-News: Affordability crisis deepens in WA, between gas prices and new tax on workers

On Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of taking part in a memorable ceremony for the B5 Community Learning Center in Kennewick. Often the shovels are put in the hands of the elected officials and others who have had roles in getting a project to the construction stage; this time the ground was literally broken...
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April 27, 2023

E-News: 2023 session ends on schedule, but a big problem remains

No one would have seen this in 2021 and 2022, because pandemic restrictions kept the public from being heard when legislators were in session. I’m glad that’s over! The people of Washington have the right to come to their Capitol and assemble peacefully, the way we saw last week from supporters and opponents of SB...
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April 27, 2023

Legislative town halls coming next week in Walla Walla, West Richland

OLYMPIA… The three lawmakers serving Washington’s 16th Legislative District have scheduled town hall meetings May 2 and 3 to discuss the outcome of the Legislature’s just-concluded annual session. Both of the meetings hosted by Sen. Perry Dozier, R-Waitsburg, and Reps. Skyler Rude and Mark Klicker, both R-Walla Walla, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday’s town...
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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!