45th LD legislators at an in-person town hall
45th district legislators at a town hall in February of 2020. From left to right: Washington State Representative Roger Goodman, State Representative Larry Springer, and State Senator Manka Dhingra. (Photo: Andrew Villeneuve/NPI)

It’s house of ori­gin cut­off day! With the major­i­ty of the 2023 leg­isla­tive ses­sion now behind us, we have almost reached what many activists, staffers, and lob­by­ists refer to as “town hall sea­son” … a peri­od dur­ing ses­sion when leg­is­la­tors tra­di­tion­al­ly hold in-per­son, tele­phone, or Zoom town halls with their constituents.

Here’s a roundup of all of the announced town halls that we know about this month, sort­ed by dis­trict. If you don’t know which dis­trict you are in, you can use the Leg­is­la­ture’s offi­cial dis­trict find­er to find out. You’ll notice that most leg­is­la­tors doing town halls offer them joint­ly with their seatmates!

1st Legislative District

Coun­ties: King, Snohomish

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 1st Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing an in-per­son town hall with Sen­a­tor Derek Stan­ford, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Shel­ley Klo­ba, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Davina Duerr from 1–2:30 PM on Sun­day, March 19th.

  • Who: Sen­a­tor Derek Stan­ford, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Shel­ley Klo­ba, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Davina Duerr
  • What: In-per­son town hall meeting
  • When: 1 — 2:30 PM, Sun­day, March 19th
  • Where: Mobius Hall at Cas­ca­dia Col­lege (18428 Cam­pus Way NE, Both­ell, WA 98011)

6th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Spokane

The all-Repub­li­can del­e­ga­tion in the 6th is offer­ing a tele­phone town hall with Sen­a­tor Jeff Holy, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mike Volz, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jen­ny Gra­ham from 6–7 PM on Thurs­day, March 16th.

Volz’s office advises:

An auto­mat­ed call will go out a few min­utes before the event to land­lines in the dis­trict. How­ev­er, if you do not have a land­line or you want to make sure you can par­tic­i­pate, you can call (509) 890‑1705 on March 16 from 5:45 PM all through the pro­gram. We will give a quick update on the leg­isla­tive ses­sion, the bills we’re work­ing on, and then take ques­tions from par­tic­i­pants. I hope you can join us.

Again, the num­ber to call if you’d like to join that town hall, is (509) 890‑1705.

9th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Lin­coln, Spokane, Adams, Whit­man, Franklin, Colum­bia, Garfield, Whitman

Repub­li­can State Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Joe Schmick and Mary Dye are offer­ing a tele­phone town hall oppor­tu­ni­ty on Mon­day, March 13th. Details:

I want to invite you to join me and my seat­mate, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mary Dye, for our 9th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict tele­phone town hall. We will host the event on Mon­day, March 13 from 6–7 PM. An auto­mat­ed call will go out a few min­utes before the event to land­lines in the dis­trict. How­ev­er, if you do not have a land­line or you want to make sure you can par­tic­i­pate, you can call (509) 841‑0315 on March 13th from 5:45 PM all through the pro­gram. We will give a quick update on the leg­isla­tive ses­sion, the bills we’re work­ing on, and then take ques­tions from par­tic­i­pants. I hope you can join us.

Again, the num­ber to call if you’d like to join that town hall, is (509) 841‑0315.

12th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Chelan, Sno­homish, King

Repub­li­can Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Mike Steele and Kei­th Goehn­er will be hold­ing a vir­tu­al town hall on Thurs­day, March 16th from 7 PM to 8 PM.

Reg­is­ter here with Zoom.

“Along with my co-host, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kei­th Goehn­er, R‑Dryden, we’ll be answer­ing your ques­tions on the bills and pub­lic poli­cies being debat­ed and decid­ed in Olympia,” Steele said in an email sent to NPI.

“You’re wel­come to sub­mit your town hall ques­tion dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion. This is not a require­ment. It’s sim­ply an easy way to let us know the con­cerns you have about events in Olympia and what top­ics you’d like addressed.”

21st Legislative District

Coun­ties: Snohomish

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 21st Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing an in-per­son town hall with Sen­a­tor Marko Liias, State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Lil­lian Ortiz-Self, and State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Strom Peter­son on Sat­ur­day, March 18th at 10 AM.

  • Who: 21st Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict del­e­ga­tion – Sen­a­tor Marko Liias, Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Lil­lian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson
  • What: In-per­son town hall meeting
  • When: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sat­ur­day, March 18, 2023.
  • Where: Edmonds Water­front Cen­ter Ban­quet Room, 220 Rail­road Ave, Edmonds

Addi­tion­al­ly, the del­e­ga­tion will hold a tele­phone town hall on Mon­day, March 13th, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. You can access that town hall here or by call­ing 1–877-229‑8493 and using the PIN 116357.

Sub­mit ques­tions in advance at this link.

26th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Kit­sap and Pierce

Repub­li­can State Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Michelle Caldier and Spencer Hutchins will be hold­ing a series of town halls this Sat­ur­day, March 11th. Here is the schedule:

  • 10 AM — Gig Har­bor (Swift Water Ele­men­tary School: 10811 Har­bor Hill Dr, Gig Har­bor, WA 98332)
  • 1 PM — Vaughn (Key Penin­su­la Civic Cen­ter’s Whit­more Room: 17010 S Vaughn Rd NW, Vaughn, WA 98394)
  • 4 PM — Port Orchard (Kit­sap Coun­ty Com­mis­sion­er’s Hall: 619 Divi­sion St 4th floor, Port Orchard, WA 98366)
  • 7 PM — Bre­mer­ton (Bre­mer­ton City Hall Chambers/Norm Dicks Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter: 345 6th St #600, Bre­mer­ton, WA 98337)

Addi­tion­al­ly, the duo will offer a vir­tu­al town hall on Sat­ur­day March 18th (3–4 PM). Reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able at this link.

“We want to give as many res­i­dents as pos­si­ble the oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear an update on the 2023 leg­isla­tive ses­sion, hear about the bills of inter­est and bills we’re work­ing on, and take ques­tions from the com­mu­ni­ty. We hope you can join us,” Caldier’s office said in an announce­ment sent to NPI.

27th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Pierce

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 27th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing an in-per­son town hall with Speak­er Lau­rie Jink­ins, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jake Fey, and Sen­a­tor Yas­min Trudeau from 10 AM to noon on Sat­ur­day, March 18th.

  • What: 27th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict in-per­son town hall with Speak­er Lau­rie Jink­ins, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jake Fey, and Sen­a­tor Yas­min Trudeau
  • When: 10 AM to noon, Sat­ur­day, March 18th
  • Where: The Ever­green State Col­lege, 1210 Sixth Ave. in Taco­ma. (If using tran­sit, take Pierce Tran­sit Route 1 to the Sixth Ave./Pacific stop.)
  • Why: For 27th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict con­stituents to ask their leg­isla­tive del­e­ga­tion ques­tions about the cur­rent 2023 Leg­isla­tive Ses­sion. Top­ics will include the new oper­at­ing, trans­porta­tion and cap­i­tal con­struc­tion bud­gets for the state, as well as leg­is­la­tion per­tain­ing to hous­ing, our state’s work­force and repro­duc­tive and gen­der-affirm­ing care.

This will be the first in-per­son town hall offered by the del­e­ga­tion since 2020.

Ques­tions can be sub­mit­ted ahead of time by email­ing [email protected] or fill­ing out the form at this link.

28th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Pierce

Demo­c­ra­t­ic State Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Mari Leav­itt and Dan Bronoske will be hold­ing a town hall from 11 AM to 12:30 PM on Sat­ur­day, March 18th, 2023.

  • Who: 28th Dis­trict Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Mari Leav­itt and Dan Bronoske, mod­er­at­ed by DuPont May­or Ron Fred­er­ick & Lake­wood Deputy May­or Mary Moss
  • What: In-per­son town hall meeting
  • When: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Sat­ur­day, March 18th, 2023.
  • Where: Rotun­da of Build­ing 3, Clover Park Tech­ni­cal Col­lege, 4500 Steila­coom Blvd SW, Lakewood

33rd Legislative District

Coun­ties: King (South King)

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 33rd Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict will hold an in-per­son town hall with Sen­a­tor Karen Keis­er, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mia Gregerson, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Tina Orwall from 1:30 — 3:00 PM on Sat­ur­day, March 18th.

  • Who: Sen­a­tor Karen Keis­er, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mia Gregerson, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Tina Orwall
  • What: In-per­son town hall meeting
  • When: 1:30 — 3:00 PM, Sat­ur­day, March 18th
  • Where: LiU­NA! Local 242 Hall (22323 Pacif­ic Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198)

38th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Snohomish

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 38th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing an in-per­son town hall with Sen­a­tor June Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Julio Cortes, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mary Fos­se this Sun­day, March 12th, from 2–4 PM.

  • Who: 38th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict del­e­ga­tion – Sen­a­tor June Robin­son, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Julio Cortes, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mary Fosse
  • What: In-per­son town hall meeting
  • When: 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Sun­day, March 12th, 2023
  • Where: Marysville Library, Pub­lic Meet­ing Room, 6120 Grove Street, Marysville

Addi­tion­al­ly, new State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Julio Cortes will be offer­ing a Span­ish-lan­guage town hall for con­stituents who speak Span­ish. Here are the details:

  • Quién: Rep­re­sen­tante Julio Cortés.
  • Qué: Reunión comu­ni­taria en per­sona en español.
  • Cuán­do: 12:30 – 13:30 h. sába­do, 18 de mar­zo de 2023.
  • Envíe sus pre­gun­tas por ade­lan­ta­do: surveymonkey.com/r/S62V6FZ
  • Dónde: La sala comu­ni­taria (Com­mu­ni­ty Room) de The Vil­lage, 14 E. Casi­no Road, Everett.
  • Por qué: Para dar una actu­al­ización en per­sona sobre la sesión leg­isla­ti­va y respon­der pre­gun­tas sobre los temas que se están con­sideran­do en la Cámara de Rep­re­sen­tantes y el Sena­do del estado.

To sub­mit ques­tions in advance, use this link.

(Envíe sus pre­gun­tas por ade­lan­ta­do).

40th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Sno­homish, Skag­it, San Juan

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 40th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing an in-per­son town hall with Sen­a­tor Liz Lovelett, State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Alex Ramel, and State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Debra Lekanoff on Sat­ur­day, March 18th at 11 AM.

  • Who: 40th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict del­e­ga­tion – Sen­a­tor Liz Lovelett, Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Debra Lekanoff and Alex Ramel
  • What: In-per­son town hall meeting
  • When: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sat­ur­day, March 18, 2023.
  • Where: Skag­it PUD #1, Aqua Room, 1415 Free­way Dri­ve, Mount Vernon

41st Legislative District

Coun­ties: King (East­side) 

Demo­c­ra­t­ic State Rep­re­sen­ta­tives­Tana Senn and My-Linh Thai will be hold­ing a vir­tu­al town hall from 6:30 PM — 7:30 PM on Thurs­day, March 9th, 2023.

  • Who: 41st Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Tana Senn and My-Linh Thai
  • What: Vir­tu­al town hall meeting
  • When: 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Thurs­day, March 9th, 2023
  • How to join: Use this link

Sub­mit ques­tions in advance here.

42nd Legislative District

Coun­ties: Whatcom

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 42nd Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing an in-per­son town hall with Sen­a­tor Sharon Shew­make, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ali­cia Rule, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Joe Tim­mons from 1–2 PM on Sat­ur­day, March 18th.

  • Who: Sen. Sharon Shew­make, Rep. Ali­cia Rule and Rep. Joe Timmons
  • What: 42nd Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict town hall meeting
  • When: Sat­ur­day, March 18 from 1–2 PM
  • Where: Fer­n­dale High School, 5830 Gold­en Eagle Dr., Fer­n­dale, WA 9

Con­stituents are encour­aged to sub­mit ques­tions in advance here.

43rd Legislative District

Coun­ties: King (City of Seattle)

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 43rd Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing an in-per­son town hall with Sen­a­tor Jamie Ped­er­sen, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Frank Chopp, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Nicole Macri at 1 PM this Sat­ur­day, March 11th.

  • Who: Sen­a­tor Jamie Ped­er­sen, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Frank Chopp, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Nicole Macri
  • What: In-per­son town hall meeting
  • When: 1 PM, Sat­ur­day, March 11th
  • Where: Seat­tle First Bap­tist Church (1111 Har­vard Ave, Seat­tle, WA 98122)

44th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Snohomish

State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Brandy Don­aghy is offer­ing an in-per­son town hall from 1:30 PM — 2:30 PM on Sat­ur­day March 18th.

  • Who: 44th Dis­trict Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Brandy Donaghy
  • What: In-per­son town hall meeting.
  • When: 1:30–2:30 p.m. Sat­ur­day, March 18, 2023.
  • Where: Sno­homish Library, 311 Maple Avenue, Snohomish

45th Legislative District

Coun­ties: King (East­side) 

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 45th is offer­ing two town hall oppor­tu­ni­ties with State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Man­ka Dhin­gra, State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Roger Good­man, and State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Lar­ry Springer. The first will be a tele­phone town hall on Thurs­day, March 16th, from 6–7 PM and the sec­ond will be an in-per­son town hall on Sat­ur­day, March 18th, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.

  • Who: Sen­a­tor Man­ka Dhin­gra and Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Lar­ry Springer and Roger Goodman
  • What: Tele­phone town hall with 45th Dis­trict residents
  • When: Thurs­day, March 16, from 6–7 p.m.
  • Where: Our auto­mat­ed sys­tem will call out to land­lines in the dis­trict. All you have to do is accept the call and press *3 to ask questions.

To ensure you are called, you can sign up here.

If you do not receive the call, you can still par­tic­i­pate by dial­ing 877–229-8493 and using ID code 116292, or by going to this web­site.

In-per­son town hall details:

  • Who: Sen­a­tor Man­ka Dhin­gra and Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Lar­ry Springer and Roger Goodman
  • What: In-per­son town hall with 45th Dis­trict residents
  • When: Sat­ur­day, March 18th, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM
  • Where: Lake Wash­ing­ton Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, 11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirk­land, WA 98034. West Build­ing, Audi­to­ri­um 404. Dri­ving direc­tions can be found here and a cam­pus map can be seen here.

Infor­ma­tion and RSVP can be found on Face­book here.

46th Legislative District

Coun­ties: King (City of Seattle)

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 46th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing a vir­tu­al town hall with Sen­a­tor Javier Valdez, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Darya Fari­var, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ger­ry Pol­let from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Thurs­day, March 16th.

  • Who: Sen­a­tor Javier Valdez, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ger­ry Pol­let, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Darya Farivar
  • What: Vir­tu­al town hall meeting
  • When: 6:30–7:30 PM, Thurs­day, March 16th
  • How to watch: 
    • Face­book: The live video link will be post­ed in the dis­cus­sion tab of the Face­book event.
    • YouTube: The live video will start stream­ing on YouTube as soon as the event begins at 6:30 p.m. on March 16. Click here to watch the town hall on YouTube.
    • Twit­ter: The live video will also appear on the House Democ­rats Twit­ter page as soon as the event begins at 6:30 p.m. on March 16.

Go here to sub­mit a ques­tion in advance. You can also sub­mit ques­tions dur­ing the live event by com­ment­ing on the live broad­cast on Face­book or YouTube.

47th Legislative District

Coun­ties: King (South King)

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 47th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing a tele­phone town hall with Sen­a­tor Clau­dia Kauff­man, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Chris Stearns, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Debra Enten­man from 6 to 7 PM on Wednes­day, March 22nd.

  • Who: Sen­a­tor Clau­dia Kauff­man, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Chris Stearns, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Debra Entenman
  • What: Tele­phone town hall meeting
  • When: 6–7 PM, Wednes­day, March 22nd.
  • How: Use this link

48th Legislative District

Coun­ties: King (East­side) 

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 48th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing a tele­phone town hall with Sen­a­tor Pat­ty Kud­er­er, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Van­dana Slat­ter, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Amy Walen from 7 to 7 PM on Thurs­day, March 23rd.

  • Who: 48th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict del­e­ga­tion – Sen­a­tor Pat­ty Kud­er­er, Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Van­dana Slat­ter and Amy Walen
  • What: Tele­phone town hall meeting
  • When: 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Thurs­day, March 23rd
  • How: Use this link or call 1–877-229‑8493 and enter PIN 116362

Sub­mit ques­tions in advance at this link.

49th Legislative District

Coun­ties: Clark

The all-Demo­c­ra­t­ic del­e­ga­tion in the 49th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict is offer­ing a tele­phone town hall with Sen­a­tor Annette Cleve­land, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Sharon Wylie, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mon­i­ca Stonier from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Wednes­day, March 29th.

  • Who: Sen­a­tor Annette Cleve­land, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Sharon Wylie, and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mon­i­ca Stonier
  • What: Tele­phone town hall meeting
  • When: 6:30–7:30 PM, Wednes­day, March 22nd
  • How: Use this link

This post will be updat­ed with addi­tion­al town hall details we get them.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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