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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March 27, 2024

E-News: Join your 16th District lawmakers for town halls next week!

Dear Neighbor, The 2024 legislative session ended on time earlier this month, and I am happy to be back home in our legislative district! As your state senator I want you to know about the decisions made this year and what they mean to you. I also want to hear your opinions, questions and concerns....
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March 04, 2024

Dozier helps pass historic initiative to reinforce parental rights concerning school information

OLYMPIA… Three years after he first introduced legislation to create a “parents’ bill of rights,” 16th District Sen. Perry Dozier today saw his goal achieved with the Legislature’s passage of Initiative 2081. “This is a momentous day for the parents across our state who want to engage with their child’s school but have found it...
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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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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!