Elected Experience: Appointed, Washington House of Representatives, Legislative District 2, 2016.
Other Professional Experience: Owner/Designated Broker at Hometown Property Management.
Education: Centralia College, AA Degree; Seattle University, BA in Communications; US Army ROTC, Chieftain Battalion. Proud graduate of the Chehalis School District.
Community Service: Boardmember, Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County; Boardmember, Homes First; Past Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America Troop 222; Former President, Lacey Chamber of Commerce. Andrew is also involved with Lacey Sunrise Lions, Lacey Gateway Rotary; active member of Lacey, Yelm, and Thurston County Chambers of Commerce. Please visit electAndrewBarkis.org to learn more about Andrew’s community service.
Statement: Andrew Barkis is our newest state legislator but he’s been a leader in our community for years. Last session, Andrew helped pass laws that promoted job growth and he voted for a balanced budget that put schools first.
With your vote, he’ll return to the legislature and work to repair our state’s broken school funding mechanism that fails to fund rural schools in our community. He will also work to make it easier for small businesses to succeed. Andrew and his wife Lisa have two sons and live in rural Thurston County. They attend New Bridge Community Church.