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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

After careful and lengthy consideration, prayers, and discussion with my family, I have made the difficult decision to not seek re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives. I announced the decision in a press release Wednesday and to the Goldendale Sentinel, my hometown newspaper. Please read on for more information.

Rep. Mosbrucker at the “Yes Vets” ceremony on June 14, 2016. Her “Yes Vets” bill gave state recognition to Washington’s businesses that hired veterans and was one of her first prime-sponsored measures.

Several factors brought me to the decision not to run

The main factor in this decision is my faith. I felt called by God in 2014 to go to Olympia to fix things. Faith called me to the state Capitol and now faith is sending me home. I feel God is calling me to spend more time with my family, including my parents, my daughters, my grand “angels,” and my friends, and also to devote more time to my businesses and work on my life goals. Those goals include acquiring my master’s degree, building my dream home, and serving my local community.

There are also some other smaller factors in my decision.

I’ve always believed that elected officials at the state or national level should not make a lengthy career in a single office. I was first elected in 2014. That’s a decade of service in the state House of Representatives.

The recent redistricting court decision also played into this. The new map reaches out like an arm with a claw into a small part of Goldendale and pulls me into the 17th District toward Vancouver. I grew up in Goldendale and have deep roots from generations of family living in Goldendale. Yet, the way the map was drawn, I am not able to be the state representative for most of my hometown, where I live.

I did not come to this decision lightly. There have been a number of sleepless nights, and, quite frankly, a few tears shed, because I want to make the right decision for my family, my friends, my community and my state. However, I do believe the best decision at this time is to put a pause on politics at the end of my term. I don’t know what the future holds, but I know there are many chapters in my life still to be written. This is the next one and I know it will be the best one yet.

I want you and all of our 14th District citizens to know how appreciative I am for the many years you have put your faith in me to do this job and be your voice in Olympia. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life. Together, with your help, advice and input, and that of my amazing legislative staff, we have accomplished many great things for this district and for the state. For the sake of saving space, I won’t list them here. However, I did include a few of them in my press release. It’s important to note that the bipartisan legislation we passed over the last decade would not have been possible without you, the citizens of the 14th District. Together, we have worked to make Washington a better place to live, work, and raise a family. I am forever grateful for your support.

Finally, I am dedicated to serving and finishing the full term you elected me to do, which ends Jan. 6, 2025. That means I’m still your state representative and will continue to be your voice at the state Capitol for the next 8-plus months, including drafting legislation on your behalf and identifying potential capital budget projects.

Although the 2024 session ended on March 7, I am still working for you. And that’s why I am holding a legislative update town hall meeting tomorrow evening in Goldendale. Please read on for the details.

Friday evening town hall meeting in Goldendale scheduled to discuss the 2024 legislative session

Please join me for an in-person legislative town hall meeting in Goldendale tomorrow evening (Friday, April 26), to discuss the recently completed legislative session. I hope to see you there.

Friday, April 26 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Quality Inn and Suites Hotel
Breakfast Room
808 E. Simcoe Dr.
Goldendale, WA

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Call my Olympia office if you have any questions about this event: (360) 786-7856. Read more in this press release.

If you haven’t received it already, our 14th District 2024 Legislative Report should arrive in your mailbox very soon. However, you don’t have to wait for the printed version. You can also read it online here. I invite you to click on the link to read the full report of the 2024 session.

Election-year restrictions prohibit pro-active legislative communications until November

Although I am not running for re-election, I am still bound by election-year outreach restrictions that begin on Monday, May 6. Those restrictions prevent me from providing any email updates until after the November election results are certified. In fact, all of my legislative outreach communications are limited or restricted over the next six months in compliance with ethics rules. The exception would be if a special session is called.

However, I am still your full-time state representative and can respond to constituents who contact me throughout the year. I invite you to email, call, or send me a letter anytime. As always, I will respond as quickly as possible. I’m also not restricted from having in-person meetings with you, so please contact me as you normally would. You will find my contact information below.

Thank you for the honor of allowing me to serve and represent you!

Honored to serve you,

Gina Mosbrucker

State Representative Gina Mosbrucker, 14th Legislative District
431 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7856 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000