Welcoming you to the 12th Legislative District!

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November 9, 2022

Dear new 12th District residents,

You may have heard that the Washington State Redistricting Commission recently approved new boundaries for our 49 legislative districts, a process completed every 10 years to balance the population among districts. The new boundary for the 12th District includes East Wenatchee, Chelan County, and portions of Snohomish County (Index to Monroe) and King County (North Bend to Duvall). The 12th District had perhaps the greatest change of any legislative district as its boundaries now cross the Cascade Range.

2022 legislative district map with 12th District highlighted

Washington state includes 49 legislative districts. Each district is represented by one state senator and two state representatives. The new Washington Redistricting Commission-approved maps bring major changes to the 12th District. The district now includes East Wenatchee, Chelan County, Snohomish County (Index to Monroe) and King County (North Bend to Duvall).

Looking forward to serving you!

As our 12th District state senator, I want to introduce myself. My name is Brad Hawkins, and I was raised in Wenatchee. I completed my K-12 education in the Wenatchee School District. After college and graduate school, I returned home to work and raise my family. My wife, Shawna, is a teacher and we have been married for 20 years. We live in East Wenatchee and have two teenage boys who attend school in the Eastmont School District. Prior to my election to the Legislature, in 2012, I worked for 15 years for a public utility, supporting clean energy. I also served for 10 years on two different school boards, including two years as president of the Eastmont School Board, the district where my children attend school. Following my board service, I was elected to the House of Representatives. In 2016, I was elected state senator and re-elected in 2020. During my service in the Senate, I have built many positive relationships and have worked hard to pass bipartisan legislation.

Sen. Hawkins speaks in committee mtg

As a former school board member and parent of children in school, I’m proud to bring my experiences with me to the Senate’s Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee as its Ranking Member. I have also served for several years on the Senate’s State Government and Elections Committee and Transportation Committee.

History of bipartisan legislation

Throughout my service in the Washington State Legislature, I have sponsored many  bipartisan bills that were passed by the Legislature, which is difficult because only a small number of bills introduced each session successfully advance through the entire process to become law. Many of the bills pertain to unique issues in the district that needed resolution. Many areas of the district have suffered devastating wildfires, which prompted some of my efforts. My most recent bill approved was Senate Bill 5868 last session, relating to affordable housing. All of these bills have enjoyed strong bipartisan support. I encourage you to review them or contact my office to learn more.

  • SB 5546 Forest health plan (2017)
  • SB 5270 Timber practices (2017)
  • SB 5649 Transportation planning (2017)
  • SB 6211 Natural resource accounts (2018)
  • SB 6055 Leavenworth pilot project (2018)
  • SB 5588 Renewable hydrogen (2019)
  • SB 6032 Washington apples license plate (2020)
  • SB 5000 Hydrogen vehicles (2021)
  • SB 5158 Utility wildfire prevention (2021)
  • SB 5868 Affordable housing (2022)
WA Capitol at dusk

The Washington State Legislature convenes each year in January.

My public service commitment to you

One thing that often surprises people when they first meet me and know I serve as a state senator is when I tell them that I’m not very political. This seems a bit odd to some people given my position, but the reality is that I view myself as a public servant and not a politician. As such, my office works very hard to represent everyone in the district, regardless of one’s political philosophy. In my office, we emphasize being great listeners and helpful advocates, and providing excellent customer service. Here is my public service commitment to you as your state senator:

  • Demonstrate a responsible use of tax dollars.
  • Continually focus on serving constituents.
  • Stay open-minded about issues before me.
  • Be a good listener and respect differences.
  • Answer questions directly and honestly.
  • Be a good communicator by sharing facts.
  • Always put public service before politics.

Coming Soon to your mailboxes

Sen. Hawkins November 2022 newsletter front page

You will be receiving a printed newsletter soon describing my background, website information, and state budget details. If you didn’t receive the newsletter or would like to view the PDF version, click here. To subscribe to my email newsletter for regular legislative updates, please click here.

Please visit my website

As your new state senator, I pride myself in providing excellent customer service and communications. This is a key part of my legislative philosophy, and my office works very hard to deliver for you. To learn more about me and my legislative work, please visit senatorbradhawkins.org. My website includes information about me, including legislative priorities, news releases, and email newsletters. It also includes an option to subscribe to my email newsletter so you can receive current information on a regular basis.



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Legislative session begins on January 9th

I plan to continue my bipartisan efforts when the Legislature convenes on January 9th in Olympia for its 105-day session. The primary focus of the session will be developing budgets for the 2023-2025 biennium (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2025). The three budgets (and their current amounts) are operating ($64.1 billion), transportation ($12.2 billion), and capital ($7.8 billion). In addition to developing new state budgets, committees will conduct public hearings and the Legislature will debate and update various laws.

I pride myself in providing excellent service to the people I represent. Please use my Contact Me page anytime if you have any questions or concerns about state government.



Brad Hawkins



State Senator Brad Hawkins
12th Legislative District

Website: senatorbradhawkins.org

107 Newhouse Building - P.O. Box 40412 | Olympia, WA 98504-0412
(360) 786-7622 or Toll-free: (800) 562-6000