About Rep. Paul Harris

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Paul has called the 17th District home for more than 30 years. He and his wife Lori raised their five kids in Clark County.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Brigham Young University.

He owns Solid Solutions, LLC., a Vancouver-based company which does sales, marketing, consulting and public relations work. Paul served on the Evergreen School Board of Directors for 10 years, and is active in the community with Boy Scouts of America and serves as an Explorer Scout Leader. Paul is also a cancer survivor.

His goals in Olympia are to keep tax rates low, show fiscal responsibility with the state budget, allow businesses to be productive without having to fight excessive regulations and provide a quality education for the children in the state of Washington.

He believes small business is the backbone of the economy and more work needs to be done to allow employers to invest and create jobs, giving us a more vibrant middle class to provide long-term economic growth.

Paul took office in 2010. In 2018 he received the “Courage Award” from the American Cancer Society for his work on Tobacco-21 legislation. He has also been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education and received the “Friend of the Farm Bureau” Award from the Washington State Farm Bureau.