New crime stats show terrible result of Olympia’s anti-police crusade  Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers Aug. 10, 2022. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s e-newsletter, click here. Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’ve just gotten new statistics for crime in Washington state, and the numbers are chilling. During 2021, we saw increases in all forms of violent... Read More...
Attacks on crisis pregnancy centers must stop, Padden says Kenmore incident is fifth in Washington state – senator calls for law enforcement efforts, recognition of free-speech rights OLYMPIA – Crisis pregnancy centers, facing attacks nationwide from elected officials by day and from activists armed with Molotov cocktails by night, deserve the full protection of the law, says Sen. Mike... Read More...
Padden earns recognition from leading small-business organization OLYMPIA — Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, has been awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business. The 7,000-member organization presents the award every two years based on lawmaker voting records. “Of all the recognitions bestowed on lawmakers for the work they do, the... Read More...
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...
Alarming statistics make case for property-crime crackdown, Padden says As vehicle thefts double and property crimes spike, Spokane Valley senator proposes course correction on public safety, including longer sentences for habitual offenders OLYMPIA – The rate of car theft has nearly doubled in the past year, according to the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and Sen. Mike... Read More...