Senate Republicans retain top leadership for 2023

Nov 29, 2022

OLYMPIA…Washington Senate Republicans today reelected their top leadership team for the 2022-23 legislative term. Deputy leaders will be chosen during the first caucus of the legislative session.

Leader: Sen. John Braun, Centralia

Caucus Chair: Sen. Judy Warnick, Moses Lake

Floor Leader: Sen. Shelly Short, Addy

Whip: Sen. Keith Wagoner, Sedro-Woolley


Sen. John Braun shared the following perspective:

“I’m honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to lead the Senate Republican Caucus again this year. Now that we are back in person and the full power of the Legislature has been restored, I’m anxious to get to work addressing critical issues facing our state.

“We have record crime rates. The cost of everything is increasing beyond the means of the average family. And our children are suffering from a significant learning loss. My focus will be fighting to restore public safety, return affordability and reboot education. Senate Republicans are preparing common sense, realistic solutions to these issues. I hope they will receive bipartisan support.”