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I’m Nikki Torres, your senator from the 15th Legislative District, and I’m here to serve you.

Those of us who live and work in the Yakima Valley and the Tri-Cities know we live in a special place unlike anywhere else in Washington. From the farms and orchards of Sunnyside and Grandview to the laboratories of Hanford, from wine country to the Hanford Reach and the Snake — we are blessed with natural beauty, dynamic communities, one of the nation’s most-educated workforces, and a diverse population with a unique set of needs. As your senator, I bring our voice to Olympia, and I want to hear from you.

If you have a problem with a state agency, or a comment or concern with the direction of state government, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can reach me or my legislative assistant, Justus Phelps, at 360-786-7684, by email at, or by regular mail at P.O. Box 40415, Olympia, WA, 98504.






Nikki Torres

Senator, 15th Legislative District

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July 03, 2024

Liberty and Justice for All

As a first-generation American Latina, Independence Day has always been special to me. Both of my parents were born in Mexico, before meeting as migrants in California. After my brother was born, they decided to move to Washington because they heard there were more jobs here. Thanks to that decision, I had the honor of...
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March 26, 2024

Torres-sponsored bills signed into law by the governor

Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure sponsored by Sen. Nikki Torres that is aimed at making Washington safer and supporting access to criminal justice. The new law joins three additional Torres-sponsored measures signed by Inslee since the 2024 session ended earlier this month. “I am pleased to see these important bills receive such broad...
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February 09, 2024

Torres’ criminal-justice bills unanimously approved by state Senate

Today the Senate approved two measures sponsored by Sen. Nikki Torres that are aimed at making Washington safer and supporting access to criminal justice. Senate Bill 5160 would further define the crime of organized retail theft, a step the central Washington lawmaker says is crucial to protecting retailers and consumers, as well as black, Indigenous...
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May 05, 2023

Torres bill to expand farm-internship program signed into law

Thanks to a measure sponsored by Sen. Nikki Torres, more young people will soon be on their way to becoming the next generation of Washington farmers. Senate Bill 5156, which was signed by the governor on Thursday in a ceremony at the Capitol, expands the state’s successful farm-internship program statewide and also makes the program...
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April 06, 2023

Torres crop-protection bill signed by governor

Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill sponsored by first-year Sen. Nikki Torres to help with the administration of rules related to crop-protection products. The measure, which passed both the House and Senate with unanimous support, is Torres’ first bill to make it through the legislative process to the governor’s desk and receive his signature....
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March 28, 2023

Torres ‘stunned’ by House failure to advance bill regarding missing and murdered Indigenous people bill

Today state Sen. Nikki Torres, R-Pasco, released the following comments in response to reports that House Democrats are preparing to kill her bill to implement recommendations from the state’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People (MMIWP) task force. Torres’ bill is part of the Legislature’s efforts to identify the root causes of the shockingly...
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