Member/District Specific

January 22, 2021

Fortunato thanks Biden for ESD commissioner promotion

State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, offered the following statement on the news of Washington’s Employment Security Department commissioner leaving to join the Biden-Harris administration.  “There is a strategy in corporate America that if you have an incompetent manager, you promote them to a job where they cannot do any harm,” said...
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January 21, 2021

Fortunato continues tax-relief efforts for seniors

  OLYMPIA… State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, is keeping his promise to some of the state’s most vulnerable. “Seniors and disabled people are particularly affected by rising property taxes and health-care costs – and that was before the economic uncertainty related to COVID-19,” said Fortunato. “This issue is one that...
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January 14, 2021

Fortunato introduces legislation to make some emergency proclamations permanent

Senator slams Democrat effort to sideline legislative oversight On Wednesday the state Senate’s majority party approved a measure which would extend many of Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency proclamations indefinitely, and take away the opportunity for continued legislative oversight. Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, believes some of the policies should extend beyond...
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January 06, 2021

Another Virtual Town Hall

Last month I held a first-of-its-kind virtual town hall. It was a big success. We had a nice size crowd and were able to have an open discussion on a lot of great topics from transportation to taxes, COVID response and more. It was such a hit, that I’m hosting...
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December 16, 2020

Join me for a Virtual Town Hall

I’ve received a great deal of emails regarding a wide range of topics affecting you. As we prepare for the upcoming legislative session, I want to have a dialogue about your priorities, what I’m working on, and what you think I should be focusing on for our district. I’m looking...
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November 06, 2020

Fortunato asks Wyman to ensure ‘one person, one vote’ before certifying election

As counties in Washington continue counting ballots cast in the 2020 general election, 31st District Sen. Phil Fortunato has asked Secretary of State Kim Wyman to wait on certifying the election results until her office is certain the number of ballots cast exactly matches the number of voters known to...
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November 21, 2019

Fortunato takes Inslee, Constantine to task over dangerous ‘sanctuary’ policies

State Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn, is demanding action from Gov. Jay Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine following recent violence against Washington residents that he attributes to their endorsement of “sanctuary” policies. Fortunato detailed his concerns in letters to Inslee and Constantine after meeting with local Immigration and Customs...
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July 23, 2019

King County jail data ‘breach’ blessing in disguise, says Fortunato

Sen. Phil Fortunato is taking issue with demands from advocates of illegal immigration for a plan to ensure compliance with King County and state “sanctuary” policies that effectively shield violent offenders. The Auburn Republican, whose district includes part of King County, said he appreciates that the county allowed federal immigration...
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March 05, 2019

I’m still fighting for the American Dream – Affordable Homeownership

Watch my latest video where I discuss my work to address affordable housing.
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January 14, 2019

Join me for a town hall!

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