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It's important to me that you're able to stay connected with me and the issues that matter most to you, your family, and your business. Please use this website as a resource with links on contacting me, signing up and testifying remotely in committees, and other ways for you to stay involved in the legislative process.

I continue to work on issues that affect all of us: affordability and cost living, safe communities, government accountability and transparency, and protecting individual rights. Much of the work I do can fit into those broad buckets, but to see individual bills I have sponsored or co-sponsored, see the Sponsored Bills tab.

I do my best to engage in the community, visiting schools, businesses, and individual community members, but feel free to engage directly. Your input, opinions, thoughts, and concerns are what shape my work in the Legislature. You will find my email and phone number on the contact page. I'm always happy to meet with any 16th District resident who requests a meeting.

It's an honor to serve you.

Rep. Skyler Rude
R-Walla Walla
(360) 786-7828  |  skyler.rude@leg.wa.gov
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My Priorities

Advocating for our students and parents

As a member of the House Education Committee, our students, parents, and school system will always be a priority and passion of mine. I have always been an advocate for an educational system that tailors learning environments to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

Solutions for educational transparency and funding

Supporting effective community policing

As a state lawmaker, I try to minimize the impacts of legislation we pass at the Legislature. To prevent unintended consequences, it’s critical that legislators listen to concerns from those impacted and make sure those voices are represented when policy decisions are made. Such is the case in fixing and clarifying several police reform policies enacted in 2021 that severely hampered our law enforcement officers’ ability to do their jobs. With a focus on compassion and accountability, I will continue working in a bipartisan manner to foster solutions that don’t compromise public safety; keeping our families, neighborhoods, and communities safe; and ensuring accountability.

Addressing key law enforcement concerns

Restoring your trust in government

There’s a strain on most people’s trust in their government. One of my priorities is to hold the governor, and his state agencies, accountable for the growing number of failures that have had devastating consequences for you and your families.

Learn more on holding government accountable

Bringing the legislative voice back to Olympia

As of May 2022, Washington state remains one of the only states in the country still operating under a state of emergency with the governor making most of the decisions by himself. It’s time to restore the legislative voice back into decision-making in Olympia. This will continue to be one of my priorities.

Learn more about our efforts toward emergency powers reform

Meet Skyler Rude

In 2019, Skyler was sworn in as a state representative for the 16th Legislative District, which includes all of Columbia, Walla Walla and parts of Benton and Franklin counties. Redistricting has changed the boundaries of the district, beginning next year. The new district maps can be found here. Skyler was born, raised and educated in...

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16th Legislative District