Constituents

Take the 4th District Constituent Survey With the 2022 legislative session now well in the rear-view mirror, it is time to review laws that were passed and begin preparations for bills to introduce next year. This is also the ideal time to hear directly from you. Please click here to take our 2022 constituent survey, and... Read More...
City of Spokane Valley adopts resolution thanking 4th District Legislators City of Spokane Valley hereby recognizes, commends, and appreciates 4th District legislators Senator Mike Padden, Representative Bob McCaslin, Jr., and Representative Rob Chase for their continued support and endorsement of the City of Spokane Valley. Click here to watch the reading of the resolution and comments from the lawmakers.  Senator... Read More...
Sportsmen’s Legislative Update Our state is blessed with an abundance and variety of natural resources that make it an ideal home for sportsmen and recreational enthusiasts. In 2005 the bipartisan Washington State Sportsmen’s Caucus was formed to help make sure that the interests of anglers, hunters, shooters, boaters, ATV enthusiasts and others are... Read More...
Legislature approves Padden bill to accommodate the hearing-impaired Today the Senate voted 48-0 to accept simple changes made by the House of Representatives to Sen. Mike Padden’s measure to help people with hearing impairments by increasing the availability of closed captioning on televisions in public places. The bill, which passed the House unanimously earlier this month, now heads... Read More...
Brace yourself for the final stretch Hold on to your seats… and your wallets! The legislative session is rounding the curve into the final stretch. We have exactly one week to go in the 2020 regular legislative session. Tomorrow is the final cut-off deadline for the Senate to approve bills that originated in the House of... Read More...
Senate adopts Padden resolution honoring Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories The Senate Friday adopted a resolution introduced by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, honoring Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, SEL President Edmund O. Schweitzer and his wife, Beatriz, for their dedication to the community and philanthropy. “Edmund and Beatriz have consistently demonstrated both the resilience of America’s ingenuity and the strength of... Read More...
Report from Olympia — Jan. 15, 2015 The 2015 session began with a bang of the gavel as members were sworn in. The Legislature will have a Republican majority in the Senate and a Democrat majority in the House of Representatives this session. Given this reality, lawmakers will undoubtedly need to work together to achieve solutions on... Read More...
Spokane native joins Sen. Mike Padden’s legislative team Spokane native Angela Wolfe has joined the legislative team of Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, in time for the 2013 legislative session, which begins next Monday. Wolfe brings education experience and a spirit of service to the residents of the 4th Legislative District. “I’m thrilled to have Angela on my... Read More...
Padden opens Spokane Valley legislative district office Now that the 2012 legislative session has come to a close Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, is opening his 4th District legislative office in Spokane Valley. The office, which will open on Monday, April 30, will be staffed by Padden’s senior legislative assistant, Mike McCliment. “It’s not easy to travel... Read More...