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I’m Drew MacEwen, your Senator from the 35th Legislative District.

Our district is a special place, a land of great natural beauty – forests, mountains, waterways, marshes, bays and inlets. We are one of the most rural districts in the state, which means our issues are different than those of urban areas. We need to make sure our voice is heard. We’re interested in economic growth and opportunity, good roads and good schools, and improved services for rural areas. We want to preserve our way of life and keep it affordable.

This is the perspective I bring to Olympia. I have represented the 35th District since 2013, spending a decade in the state House before moving to the Senate. We face many challenges, and I believe the best solutions come when legislators work across the aisle and listen to their constituents. You can play a part in that. I want to hear from you!

If you have a problem with a state agency, or you have a comment or a concern about the direction of state government, please do not hesitate to contact me or my legislative assistant, Rob Barnes. You can give us a call at (360) 786-7668, send me a letter at the address below, or drop me a quick email at It is an honor to represent you in the state Senate, and I hope you will stay in touch.






Drew MacEwen

Senator, 35th Legislative District

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November 08, 2023

Belfair Bypass is subject of Thursday town hall meeting

Sharp increase in gas prices will be major legislative issue in 2024 Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. MacEwen’s subscribers Nov. 8, 2023. To subscribe to Sen. MacEwen’s email, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, For the 35th Legislative District, the Belfair Bypass has been a long time coming. Whether we live in...
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October 12, 2023

35th District lawmakers to hold town hall on Highway 3 Freight Corridor (Belfair Bypass) project

OLYMPIA – 35th District lawmakers will host a town hall meeting Nov. 9 in Belfair to put the spotlight on the soon-to-launch Belfair Bypass project on State Route 3. Sen. Drew MacEwen and Reps. Dan Griffey and Travis Couture will be joined by representatives of the state Department of Transportation. State officials will discuss the project route and timeline and answer...
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September 21, 2023

35th District lawmakers, Mason County community leaders celebrate groundbreaking on final phase of Oakland Bay Restoration project

  For more than a decade, Mason County officials, community members, and leaders of the Squaxin Tribe have worked with 35th District lawmakers to secure funding for the West Oakland Bay Restoration and Conservation project. On Sept. 15, Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, and Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, joined those longtime partners for a groundbreaking celebration....
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July 20, 2023

Governor’s attack on oil refiners diverts attention from real cause of high gas prices, MacEwen says

Inslee’s cap and trade program gives Washington the most expensive gasoline in the nation Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, Republican lead on the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee, responded Thursday to a proposal from Gov. Jay Inslee targeting what he calls ‘monster profits” by oil refiners. Inslee was the prime mover behind cap and trade...
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May 09, 2023

Governor signs MacEwen bill to boost funding for rural domestic violence shelters

Urban residents seek refuge at Shelton’s Turning Pointe shelter, other rural facilities A bill to boost funding for rural domestic violence shelters, inspired by Shelton’s Turning Pointe facility, was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. Senate Bill 5398 is part of a multi-year effort by Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, to raise state allocations...
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April 27, 2023

2023 Legislature ends with some progress

No agreement on drug issue could force special session Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Drew MacEwen’s subscribers April 27, 2023. To subscribe to Sen. MacEwen’s e-newsletter, click here.  See my video update on the 2023 legislative session! Click here to watch. Dear friends and neighbors, Our 2023 legislative session ended on schedule...
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