Representative Skyler Rude

Washington Under-40 Caucus, Co-Chair (R)

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In 2019, Skyler was sworn in as a state representative for the 16th Legislative District, which includes all of Columbia, Walla Walla and parts of Benton and Franklin counties.

Born, raised and educated in Walla Walla, Skyler has spent his adulthood finding ways to serve his community. Since 2015, he has worked as College Place Senator Maureen Walsh's legislative assistant. During his time in that position, he learned to navigate the legislative process and worked on issues that directly affected residents of the 16th District.

Previous to his time in the Legislature, Skyler worked as a personal property and casualty insurance agent and spent several years in telecommunications.

He has also served on the Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Washington State Senate staff task force dedicated to forming sexual harassment and discrimination policies.