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Thank you for visiting my website. Here you will find information about the 4th Legislative District, my committee assignments, my legislative priorities and bills I have introduced in the Legislature.

You’ll learn about my top priorities, including ongoing efforts to crack down on impaired driving and reduce the incidence of property crime, a major issue for our area.

If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please contact me or my Legislative Assistant, Irina Dolbinina, via e-mail, the toll free legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or my district office in Spokane Valley at (509) 921-2460. If you would like to receive my e-newsletter, you may sign up now. It is my honor and privilege to serve the 4th Legislative District in the  Washington State Senate.

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May 17, 2024

Washington reaches highest number of traffic fatalities in 33 years

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers May 17, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Our state is experiencing an increase in fatal and serious-injury crashes on our roads and highways that is shocking and heartbreaking. We’re failing to protect our families, friends and children....
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May 01, 2024

Washington ranked 8th most dangerous state, according to FBI crime report

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers May 1, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, In recent years reports show crime is worsening in Washington. The latest indication that our state’s crime problem is growing more dire is found in a recent FBI crime report....
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April 16, 2024

Retiring after serving 12 years in the Senate

Dear friends and neighbors, It has been a real honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 4th District in the state Senate since 2011. After much thought and discussion with my wife, Laura, the time has come for me to retire from the Washington State Senate.   I have appreciated the opportunity to work with...
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April 03, 2024

Padden will not seek reelection to 4th District Senate seat

After serving in the Washington State Senate since 2011, Sen. Mike Padden announced today that he will not seek reelection to his 4th Legislative District seat this year. “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve our 4th District in the state Senate these past dozen years,” said Padden, R-Spokane Valley. “After much...
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April 01, 2024

REMINDER: 4th District town hall meeting tomorrow night (April 2)

Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers April 1, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Here is a reminder that you are invited to attend a town hall meeting I am hosting tomorrow night (April 2) to discuss the recently ended 2024 legislative session. The...
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March 28, 2024

Padden bill requested by Girl Scout to help pollinators signed by Inslee

What began as a Mount Spokane High School student working to earn a major Girl Scout award is now a new state law, signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee, that will help bees and other pollinators. Senate Bill 5934 is a bipartisan measure introduced by 4th District Sen. Mike Padden that aims to promote the...
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