About Rep. Ed Orcutt
Rep. Ed Orcutt was appointed to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2002. From 2002 to 2013, he represented the 18th District. Due to redistricting, Ed went on to represent the 20th District and is currently serving his ninth full term as state representative.
Focused on creating jobs and protecting taxpayers, Ed is an advocate for pro-growth policies that benefit families and communities. He is also a strong voice for a more effective and accountable state government that works for – not against – property owners and employers.
Ed is the ranking member on the House Finance Committee, which considers issues relating to state and local revenues. He is also a member of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. Ed believes our state tax system produces enough revenue to pay for state priorities and save for a rainy day, and state lawmakers should resist efforts to raise taxes on individuals, families or employers.
Ed is also a leader on transportation issues, having served as ranking member on the House Transportation Committee. He currently sits on the committee where he advocates for local transportation solutions and the effective use of gas-tax revenue. Ed also serves on: the House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee; the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee; and the Joint Transportation Committee.
Ed received an Associate Degree in Science from the University of Maine. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management from the University of Idaho. Ed has been a forestry consultant since 1990. In 2009, he became the owner of his own consulting company.
An advocate for protecting our natural resource industries and quality of life, Ed's experience as a small business owner has provided insight on the challenges employers and families face from their government.
Ed is active in his communities and has worked with several non-profit and professional organizations dedicated to important causes over the years. He has also held leadership positions with policy-related organizations, including the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee for the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Ed and his wife, Marcie, have been married since 1996 and live in Kalama.