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19th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall
Sen. Jeff Wilson, Rep. Jim Walsh, and Rep. Joel McEntire are inviting constituents from the 19th District to join them on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. for a one-hour virtual town hall meeting to discuss issues related to the 2022 legislative session.

Questions about the event? Email kari.dodson@leg.wa.gov or call (360) 485-0547

Jan 15, 2022 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen
19th Legislative District @House Republican Caucus
Jim Walsh was elected in 2016 to the state House of Representatives and sworn into office on December 8 of that year. He represents the 19th District, which includes parts of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties. Jim is only the third Republican to represent the district since the 1940s. Jim is committed to bipartisanship and finding common-sense solutions in the Legislature. He is the ranking member on the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee, assistant ranking member on both the Education and State Government and Tribal Relations committees, and serves as a member on the Transportation Committee. Jim graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 1986. He formed a small publishing company in 1998 that he continues to operate today. Jim has also written columns for the Aberdeen Daily World newspaper, coached boys' and girls' basketball teams, and held leadership roles with local and state Republican groups.
Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet
19th Legislative District @House Republican Caucus
Joel is serving his first term representing the 19th District, which includes parts of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, and Wahkiakum counties. His legislative priorities include protecting the valuable fishing, farming, and forestry industries of Southwest Washington. Joel was raised in Cathlamet and graduated from Wahkiakum High School, in 2006. After high school, he served a two-year mission in Cleveland, Ohio, which included cleaning up flood damage and other humanitarian services. After his mission, Joel served in the United States Marine Corps. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in evolutionary ecology and a master's degree in mathematics education. Joel worked as a full-time teacher at John C. Thomas Middle School in Cathlamet, where he also attended school. He currently works as a program mentor for Western Governors University and is a Marine Corps reservist.
Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview
19th Legislative District @Senate Republican Caucus
Jeff Wilson moved to the Longview area at age 10 and has made his home in the 19th Legislative District ever since. He is a strong advocate for job creation, economic prosperity and preservation of the quality of life in southwest Washington. A believer in transparent, accountable government, Wilson maintains the Legislature should speak for the people and reflect their interests and values. Wilson graduated from Mark Morris High School in Longview and attended Western Washington University, where he concentrated on history and business. Throughout his career he has placed an emphasis on community involvement, serving on numerous boards and commissions, including the Longview Citizens Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials, the Community Home Health Hospice Foundation, and the Lower Columbia Community Awareness and Emergency Response Group. Wilson coordinated the community effort to restore the Shay Locomotive now displayed on the grounds of the Longview Public Library.