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The 2018 session is over and we are back home in the 4th Legislative District.  You should be receiving a hardcopy session update in the mail very soon from me and...

May 11, 2018

Rep. Shea talks about how the Democrat’s greenhouse gas emissions plan and the Spotted Owl 2.0 will hurt rural Washington.

Feb. 16, 2018

Rep. Shea talks about the bipartisan Hirst solution as well as his bill dealing with civil asset forfeitures. He also has legislation concerning county auditors and election materials.

Feb. 9, 2018

This week, the Senate Law and Justice Committee held a public hearing on several anti-Second Amendment bills. Rep. Shea discussed them, along with his work to help bring remote committee...

Jan. 19, 2018

Rep. Matt Shea responds to Gov. Inslee's State of the State Address, including comments on the governor's carbon tax.  He also talks about the importance of water to rural Washington and...

Jan. 16, 2018

I wanted to take a moment out of all of our busy daily lives to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! There is a lot going on in the world...

Nov. 22, 2017

I want to thank those of you who were able to participate in my recent survey asking if you would support creating a 51st state east of the Cascades.  We had nearly...

April 13, 2017

Rep. Matt Shea discusses firearms legislation, industrial hemp and the Hirst decision.

April 4, 2017

Would you support the idea of creating a 51st state east of the Cascade Mountains?  Click here to take my online survey and let me know what you think. Why a...

March 31, 2017

March 21, 2017