When election-year restrictions are in place, lawmakers who are up for re-election must limit outreach and external communications, including not sending out email updates after April 12, and not posting new content on our websites after June 30.
However, if you need information or have a legislative issue, please feel free to contact me with your requests and concerns and I will do my best to return your call, email or letter promptly.
Even though my legislative website will remain frozen until after the election, you can still get lots of useful information here:
- Visit the House Democrats’ priorities page
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- Read the House Democrats’ blog, The Advance
- Check out my news archive
Please keep in mind I am your representative year around, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Washington House Democrats
Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Sequim) was first elected to the Legislature in 2010. Since that time he has left a mark regarding health care access that is quite… well… remarkable. In just the last session, Steve was the prime sponsor of bills to: Expand East Asian medical practitioner’s scope to include reflexology Expand the number of allopathic physicians by allowing certified, foreign doctors to provide care in the state without jeopardizing patient safety Create a joint legislative committee to address the … Continue reading
Rep. Steve Tharinger
OLYMPIA – The House unanimously passed two bills on Monday February 3rd that were proposed by 24th Legislative District Democrat Steve Tharinger. “These bills will help open access to results driven modes of medicine,” Rep. Tharinger said after the unanimous votes on the House floor. “Washingtonians deserve to have the choice of medicine and medical practices that best suits their needs and desired outcomes. These bills will help promote better access to medical practitioners.” HB 1339 expands an East Asian … Continue reading
Reps. Van De Wege and Tharinger
Do you know a young person interested in expanding their civic education or public service? Representatives Kevin Van De Wege (D- Sequim) and Steve Tharinger (D- Dungeness) are now accepting page applications for the coming legislative session that begins in January and runs until mid-March. “Students are learning about Washington state government and the legislative process in their classrooms each day,” said Rep. Van De Wege. “Taking part in the page program is a great way for young people to … Continue reading