Waylon Robert

Washington House of Representatives, District 36

Waylon will be the first out legislator for the 36th District!

Biography

Ballard born and raised; Waylon Robert’s is very experienced in the legislative arena.
When Waylon was at Evergreen College while working for the City of Hoquiam, Waylon was tasked to raise $290,000 in order to give their most visited place another 50 years of use. He eventually secured a $250,000 legislative appropriation (2017) and $40,000 (2016) in community donations and grants.
In 2018, seeing a greater need to establish a statewide grant program to repair libraries, Waylon secured an $80,000 legislative appropriation to determine the total capital backlog.
Summer of 2018, Waylon fed a dryer with soaked veneer in a 1950s era plywood mill on the banks of the Hoquiam River, Hoquiam Plywood.
In 2019, Waylon made establishing a library grant program a priority to everyone in the Capital Budget negotiating room, resulting in the current Library Capital Grant Program which will make $50 million in investments ($24 million to date) and supports prevailing wage jobs in communities across the state.
Waylon worked for environment nonprofit Forterra. He led preservation of over 12,000 acres in the North Tolt Watershed and served on the organizing committee helping win union recognition.
In the Legislature, Waylon also secured 250,000 for history education.
Waylon serves on the boards History Link, Grays Harbor College Foundation and advisory board for Blue Collar Fund which helps marginalized groups get into Union Trades and the Tokeland Hotel Historical Association.
Waylon identifies as a pro-choice Catholic, queer and is a proud union member.

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