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

As a farmer I’m very familiar with hand tools, but I have to say — helping to break ground for a community project is one of my favorite uses for a shovel! This is from the recent ceremony for the Prosser Clubhouse, for which I secured $105,000 in the Senate’s version of the supplemental capital budget. That money remained in the final capital budget adopted during the final week of the 2024 session. I’ve visited the other Boys and Girls Clubs in our area and think this new facility will be a great asset to western Benton County.

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. While reports like this are an effective way to communicate, as are phone calls and emails, there is no substitute for meeting in person! I hope you can join us at any of the town halls we will hold next week across the 16th District.

Tuesday, April 2
6 to 7 p.m.
Prosser Community Center
1231 Dudley Avenue, Prosser

Wednesday, April 3
6 to 7 p.m.
Room 221, SWL Building
Columbia Basin College
2600 N. 20th Avenue, Pasco

Thursday, April 4
6 to 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Auditorium
Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla

Our time at the Capitol this year was particularly historic because of the six initiatives sent to us by the people of our state. We’ll update you on what did and didn’t happen with those measures, and what’s next.

We’ll also report on other legislation, including the budgets adopted this session and what the investments in them mean for families and communities throughout the 16th Legislative District.

And again, I will welcome your questions and concerns. It’s your government!

Another community project benefiting our region is RoseMary’s Place, the child care center at Dayton General Hospital. I was happy to help inaugurate it earlier this month, and am looking forward to the day when my hometown of Waitsburg gets its first child-care center. That project is moving forward with $100,000 in support I secured for it in the capital budget adopted during the 2024 legislative session.


I am working to make living in our state more affordable, make our communities safer, uphold our paramount duty to provide for schools, and hold state government accountable. I’ll work with anyone who shares those goals and wants to find solutions.

Please reach out to my office with your thoughts, ideas and concerns on matters of importance to you. If you don’t already, also consider following me on Facebook. I am here to serve and look forward to hearing from you.


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Perry Dozier
State Senator
16th Legislative District