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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope this email finds you well! One of the most intense 60-day sessions concluded on March 10. As the minority party, we did our best to work across the aisle with our majority party colleagues on all issues by offering reasonable, common sense, and fiscally responsible solutions to the challenges brought before us. Our solutions were meant to make legislation better.

2022 Legislative Session Review

If you haven’t received your 2022 Legislative Review newsletter, it should be hitting your mailbox soon. This newsletter will give you a comprehensive breakdown of the major highlights from the 2022 session.

You can also read the digital version by clicking here.

I also encourage you to visit my website RepresentativeSkylerRude.com for more news and opinion pieces, radio interviews, and additional thoughts on the issues that matter most to you, your families, our communities, and our district.

Local 16th District projects funded through the supplemental capital budget

I supported the $1.5 billion bipartisan supplemental capital budget, which will make significant investments in housing, infrastructure, mental and behavioral health facilities, broadband, and school seismic safety.

The 16th District received approximately $2 million in additional funding through this budget for local projects, including:

  • Starbuck Rodeo Arena remodel
  • Waitsburg Gun Club for accessibility and education support
  • Walla Walla YMCA Toddler Care Center
  • Upgrades to the DeSales High School through Walla Walla Catholic Schools

*To see the list of projects for our district, click on this link, choose 16th Legislative District, and click view report.

Election-year restrictions

I’m heading into an election-year cycle which means my legislative communications will be put under what’s known as an election-year freeze beginning Monday, May 16. This freeze on my communications will lift once the Secretary of State certifies the election at the end of November. 

It’s important to note the freeze does not restrict me from responding to your emails, phone calls, and messages. I’m also not restricted from having in-person meetings with you, so please contact me as you normally would.

My email address is Skyler.Rude@leg.wa.gov, and my phone number is (509) 593-4559.                                                                                                                        

Thank you for the honor of allowing me to serve!


Skyler Rude

State Representative Skyler Rude, 16th Legislative District
122G Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7828 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000