DeBolt serves as the House Republican Leader,having
been first elected to the Legislature in 1996, representing
Washington’s 20th Legislative District.
Richard’s leadership duties have
included as House Floor Leader and Deputy Leader.
Republican Leader, 2004, 2006-2010
Deputy Republican Leader, 2003
Republican Floor Leader, 2001-2002
Asst. Republican Whip, 1997-2000
Currently employed at TransAlta as communications
and community relations director, Richard DeBolt formerly
was the director for the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of
Richard is an active voice for fostering
a healthy business climate in both Lewis and Thurston Counties
and for revitalizing the community’s economy.
Richard DeBolt has served in numerous
community organizations. He is an active Rotarian, and
current president for United Way of Lewis County for the past three years.
Fraternal Order of Elks
Member, Lewis County Historical Society
United Way of Lewis County
Member, St. Joseph Parish
Bringing strong community values to the Legislature, Richard
DeBolt exemplifies leadership at our state’s highest
We need to return Richard to Olympia, where his
leadership is needed.