Rep. Richard DeBolt's News & Media


Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, has returned to Olympia for the start of the 2019 legislative session. The 20th District lawmaker was officially sworn into office at noon today by Associate Chief...

Jan. 14, 2019

Statement from Rep. Richard DeBolt on an alternative solution to Governor Jay Inslee's new climate-change proposal announced today: “This legislative session is going to be about contrast and differences between Republican...

Dec. 10, 2018

Rep. Richard DeBolt's bill to allow volunteer midwives and doulas to provide assistance to incarcerated pregnant inmates in county jails and state prisons was signed into law Tuesday by the governor....

March 13, 2018

The Legislature approved the final version of the bipartisan 2017-19 supplemental capital budget late Thursday. Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, ranking minority member of the House Capital Budget Committee, helped negotiate the...

March 8, 2018

WF West High School student Bryson Boyd recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt....

March 8, 2018

Tenino Middle School student Ryan Michael Heiser recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt....

March 8, 2018

Late Tuesday, the House approved the bipartisan 2017-19 biennium supplemental capital budget. Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, ranking minority member of the House Capital Budget Committee, helped put together the plan that...

Feb. 27, 2018

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins Peter Abbarno on KELA for a wide-ranging discussion on everything from mental health to cross-laminated timber. DeBolt also talks about school funding, Washington state's urban-rural divide,...

Feb. 21, 2018

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, argues on the House floor in favor of an economic impact study on the increased protections for the marbled murrelet's habitat.

Feb. 14, 2018

The State House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Thursday that would allow jails and state prisons to provide voluntary maternity services. Rachel Case reports from Olympia.

Jan. 19, 2018