Elected Experience: State Representative for the 2nd District
Other Professional Experience: Owner and 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; Advisor, 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 has already become a leader in the legislature. As our state faces a housing crisis, both Democrats and Republicans have turned to Andrew’s years of experience on the issue. Andrew brought together renters, landlords, and homebuilders to find common ground to provide more affordable housing. Andrew opposed higher taxes and wasteful spending, defended our small business job-creators, and advocated for local school.
Andrew reflects our community’s values: a fiscal conservative who defends property rights. Andrew and his wife Lisa have two sons and live in rural Thurston County. They attend New Bridge Community Church.