Representative (R) District 18, Position 2Elect John Ley

Washington State Constitution
All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.


John asks “Where’s the value?” in how the government serves the people. He does so because he believes the people of the 18th Legislative District deserve a state representative with a proven track record of fighting for common sense solutions.

The John Ley Platform

It’s time for positive change in Southwest Washington. As a proven conservative leader, I’ll fight for you and your priorities.
  • State Spending
  • Transportation
  • Tax Relief
  • Law Enforcement
We need to reign in the unsustainable state spending, allowing you to keep more of your hard earned money. We need to let you be in control of the most important decisions in your life – decisions over your health, where and how you work, your children’s education.
Earlier this year, three citizen Initiatives that I supported became law. We must continue to fix what’s broken in Washington. We restored reasonable police pursuit of criminals. We established a parents bill of rights in WA. And we codified Washington’s tradition of No State Tax based on Personal Income.
These were major wins for the people!
This November, the People can fight inflation by voting for three more good tax reforms: — end the expensive carbon tax that has raised the price of gas by nearly 50 cents a gallon, reverse the controversial state capital gains excise tax scheme and allow people a choice to opt-out of the state payroll tax that’s wasted on an insolvent state “benefit” program.
As your Representative, I’ll fight for new bridge corridors to relieve traffic congestion and improve freight mobility, instead of supporting the resurrection of the failed Columbia River Crossing boondoggle. Instead of voting for the biggest gas tax in Washington history, I’ll work to stretch scarce transportation dollars to benefit everyone. I’ll continue to fight against Oregon’s outrageous tolling scheme to pick your pockets.
I’ll fight for comprehensive tax relief instead of supporting the largest property tax increase in state history. Let’s exempt the first $250,000 of a home’s value from taxation to make housing more affordable. I oppose an income tax in Washington state. Citizens deserve a world-class education system. The quality of our children’s education has languished, providing minimal value for increased spending. I’ll work to fix this!
People are feeling less safe than ever. The “defund the police” effort has had horrible, negative consequences in our communities. We must allow our law enforcement to do their job. We must give them the tools, the training, and the manpower to protect our communities.
We must demand the judicial system actually hold criminals accountable. Washington state led the nation with the original “three strikes” law. Keep repeat offenders off the streets for safer neighborhoods.
The fentanyl crisis is killing our citizens, including children. Fentanyl is the #1 killer of young people 18-45. Let’s put drug dealers in jail, and put addicts into long term treatment that will allow them to return as productive members of our society.

In this pandemic-damaged economy, it’s more important than ever to elect leaders who will keep their promises! I’ll fight to foster a better business climate for job creators to get our state working again. We need tax cuts, not tax increases! Protect your wallet, vote for John Ley; he’s the key!

Help me fight for the people and common sense solutions. I want to serve YOU in Olympia.
P.O. Box 822041, Vancouver, WA 98682
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