DeBolt re-elected as House Republican Leader

State Rep. Richard DeBolt today was again elected by his peers to serve as the House Republican leader for the coming two-year term beginning in January. DeBolt was unanimously re-elected to his leadership post during the Republican Caucus reorganizational meeting in Cle Elum. As leader, DeBolt serves as the primary spokesperson for House Republican members and is responsible for the coordination and management of the caucus agenda in the Legislature.

“I am proud to continue serving as leader and honored to have the continued support of my colleagues,” said DeBolt, R-Chehalis. “We are focused on providing solutions to help get Washington citizens working again, and protecting taxpayers by creating a balanced budget without taking more of their hard-earned money.

“I spent a lot of time travelling the state and listening to the hopes and concerns of Washingtonians. The consistent message I heard was that people expect the Legislature to foster an environment that creates private-sector jobs. They also want us to adopt a state budget that prioritizes spending and ensures future generations have access to a quality education that properly prepares them to compete in a global economy.”

DeBolt has represented the 20th District, which includes Lewis County and parts of Thurston and Cowlitz counties, since 1997. He and his wife Amy have two children, Sophie and Austin.

The legislative session will begin Jan. 14, 2013 and is scheduled to last 105 days.


Washington State House Republican Communications