Thank you for visiting my web page. It's an honor to represent the people and communities of the 20th District. When I talk to constituents, they make it clear what they expect from me: more economic opportunity, not more taxes and fees. They want a life that is affordable and free of government intrusion. I share these ideals and use them to guide my decisions as a state representative.

As families, businesses, and communities face inflation and other economic challenges, state lawmakers should find ways to help. Unfortunately, that did not happen in 2022 legislative session as the majority party failed to provide meaningful tax relief, despite a historic budget surplus, and failed to reconsider previous policies that make gas, goods, and housing more expensive.

As the ranking member on the House Finance Committee and member of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, I am directly involved with tax and economic issues. I introduced legislation, House Bill 1898, which would have provided property tax relief. I also supported a House Republican supplemental operating budget framework that would have reduced the state sales tax, alleviated inflationary pressures on Washingtonians, and provided for more police officers to protect and serve our communities – while still funding state priorities.

Our state may have a part-time Legislature, but I am a year-round state representative. Though session has concluded, I can still meet to discuss issues for upcoming sessions or to help constituents in their dealings with state agencies. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I welcome your calls, emails, and letters.

Rep. Ed Orcutt
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My responsibilities

Economic and Revenue Forecast Council

I am a member of the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC). The ERFC supports statewide goals by accurately forecasting economic activity and state tax revenue for Washington state. It is comprised of both legislative and executive members and the state treasurer. Four times a year, the ERFC adopts a bipartisan revenue forecast that is then used to build the state operating budget. It is also charged with providing the state budget outlook to increase transparency and to promote state government financial stability.

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Tax Structure Work Group

I am a member of the Washington State Tax Structure Work Group (TSWG). The TSWG examines several issues to improve Washington’s tax structure. Through engaging taxpayers and policymakers, it will develop alternatives to our current tax structure to better uphold the principles of equity, adequacy, stability, and transparency. The TSWG will also consider how alternatives might affect the state’s economic vitality and how alternatives relate to neighboring states’ tax systems.

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House Finance Committee

I am the ranking minority member on the House Finance Committee. This committee considers: issues relating to state and local revenues, such as increases or decreases in taxes; exemptions from taxes; and changes in the administration of taxes.

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Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee

I am a member the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC). The JLARC works to make state government operations more effective, efficient, and accountable. It is comprised of an equal number of House and Senate members, Democrats and Republicans. The JLARC pursues its mission by conducting performance audits, program evaluations, sunset reviews, and other analyses.

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Meet 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 serving his eleventh term as state representative. Focused on creating jobs and protecting...

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