Welcome to my website! Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your state representative. It is an honor and a privilege to represent the 12th District. 

We have many challenges before us in Washington as we work to preserve and improve our state’s quality of life. We must be fiscally responsible and address our unsustainable budget, create a much more transparent and accountable government, preserve services for our state’s most vulnerable population and support our local governments. 

With the diversity of the 12th District comes a range of priorities to accurately reflect the needs of the region. We must protect natural resources, water and agriculture, while making Washington more affordable by reducing people’s cost of living and provide financial security for struggling families, individuals, and small businesses.

The maintenance and preservation of our transportation system is critical to move goods and services efficiently and effectively while we provide affordable housing options for those in need.  

We must not let partisanship hinder our progress, as we address these issues with practical, commonsense solutions.

Rep. Keith Goehner
(360) 786-7954  |  keith.goehner@leg.wa.gov
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Election-year restrictions prohibit me from updating my website until after the November 2024 election. However, you are still welcome to contact me anytime.

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My Priorities

Providing tax relief and making life more affordable

The cost of living continues to go up for the citizens of Washington as we have seen increases in gas prices, inflation rates, housing, groceries and more. Unfortunately, while my colleagues and I have advocated for policies to provide tax relief or reduce the costs of living, the majority party continues to push policies increasing the cost of day-to-day expenses. Providing tax relief will benefit our small businesses, those on a fixed income and others struggling to make ends meet.

Learn how my colleagues and I want to make Washington affordable

Strengthening communities by making public safety a priority

I heard firsthand from law enforcement officials how the majority party's policies have made communities less safe by empowering criminals and limiting law enforcement’s ability to respond to crimes. My colleagues and I pushed hard to pass I-2113 to incorporate reasonable suspicion back into law enforcement officers' abilities to perform vehicular pursuits. This is critical for the public safety of our communities, but there is still much work to do.

Check out House Republican solutions to protect our communities

As the lead Republican on the House Local Government Committee, I focus on rules and regulations impacting our local governments, especially when it comes to land use and housing. Washington is producing the fewest housing units per household of any state in the country. We must provide affordable housing by addressing unnecessary regulatory costs and fees, permitting delays, overly restrictive zoning laws, and amending the Growth Management Act.

Read my news release that expands the property tax exemption for senior citizens and the disabled

Addressing critical transportation needs

Washington state is unable to keep up with road maintenance and preservation. Bridges are old and expensive to replace, many construction projects have been delayed, and railways are outdated. Also, state ferries are operating at reduced levels of service. We need new and innovative solutions to fund transportation to address infrastructure needs.

Read my op-ed 'Washington state transportation system at a critical crossroad'

Meet Keith Goehner

Keith is serving his third term representing the 12th District, which includes Chelan County, a small part of Douglas County, and parts of Snohomish and King counties. His priorities include transportation, affordable housing, public safety and addressing unfunded mandates on local government. Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts in...

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