Perry Dozier, born and raised in the 16th Legislative District, is an advocate for the issues important to southeast Washington – a sound business climate, job creation, support for agriculture and education, and an efficient state government that delivers the services people demand without reaching deeper into their pockets. To Olympia Dozier brings practical skills learned in a lifetime of farming and agricultural affairs, building on the district’s longstanding tradition of community consensus and problem-solving. Dozier maintains government should listen to the people and reflect their concerns.
Dozier, a wheat farmer from Waitsburg, has owned and managed irrigated and dryland farming operations in Walla Walla and Columbia counties for more than 35 years. He graduated from Prescott High School and earned a B.A. in economics from Whitman College.
He serves on the Senate’s Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee (Ranking Member)
Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee. He also serves on the Legislative Executive WorkFirst Poverty Reduction Oversight Task Force.
Before coming to the legislature, Dozier was a Walla Walla County commissioner from 2009 to 2016, and served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Walla Walla Watershed Partnership and the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board. He later was interim manager of the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days organization.
Dozier has long been an active member of the state’s agricultural community, and has testified before Congress on agricultural issues. He is a past president of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and a former board member of the Northwest Grain Growers and of Tri-Cities Grain. Dozier also has served on the Washington State Barley Commission.
Dozier’s spare-time passion is flying, and he has been a licensed commercial pilot for more than 35 years. He and his wife Darleen have two grown sons, Logan and Kyle.