Laurie Dolan
State Representative District 22

Dear Friends:

Current picture of Laurie Dolan   I am reaching out today to let you know that I am going to be “retiring” from my state representative position at the end of my current term.  I have been both honored and privileged to serve as the state representative for the 22nd legislative district since 2017.  It is no easy decision to leave one of the best jobs I have ever had!

I want you to know that my decision is based on several exciting life changes in my personal life.  Our daughter, who has been the foreign service energy officer in Pakistan for the past few years, is moving back to a position in DC this summer.  She is thinking of starting a family and buying a home.  It would be wonderful to be able to climb on a plane in a moment’s notice and fly to DC.

Our 8 year-old grandson and his parents in Lake Tapps would love to have us be more readily available as Grandpa and Nana.

Finally, in spite of my multiple myeloma (which I try not to think about often), I am healthy and well, happily married to my wonderful husband, and turning 70 in July.  It would be delightful to travel more with him as COVID restrictions begin to ease.

The relationships that I have enjoyed with both my constituents and within the legislative world have been the very best part of my state representative work.  Together, we have passed some very important legislation over the past six years.  I will always cherish the personal stories, innovative problem solving, hard work,  friendship, humor and grace that you have extended to me. 

I will be present and available as your state representative until the end of 2022, but I did want to share my future plans.


Laurie Dolan
State Representative; 22nd LD