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Sen. John Braun Denounces Threats Against Government Officials

In a statement released on Wednesday by Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, the Senate Republican minority leader denounced threats against public officials. Braun’s statement came after a story in The Spokesman-Review discussing threats made against Washington Secretary of Health Umair Shah and other officials. “It’s fair to question or criticize...
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Senator John Braun calls for legislature to suspend the gas tax

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Senator John Braun called for the legislature to suspend the 49.4 cent state portion of the gas tax as gas prices continue to increase. Braun said it makes sense to do so now as prices haven't stop increasing and the state's revenue continues to improve. “In a...
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Sen. John Braun Issues Statement on Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Leak

On Tuesday, State Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, released a statement on a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that indicates the Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that placed limits on the legal restrictions states can place on abortion. The Republican state Senate leader began...

Bill Sponsored by Sen. John Braun to Extend Services to Developmentally Disabled Young People

Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday signed a bill sponsored by state Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, to extend services to developmentally disabled young people. The bill, Substitute Senate Bill 5790, seeks to better connect youth with disabilities to employment opportunities after leaving the education system in what the statement called “‘School to Work’ services.”

John Braun, 85

John Braun, 85, of Lake Bronson, Minn., passed away at the Karlstad Senior Living Healthcare Center on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. Johann Braun was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Rosengart, Manitoba, Canada, to Johann and Sara Braun. He grew up near Rosengart and attended school there. On Sept. 10, 1960, he was united in marriage to Helena Krahn at Winkler, Manitoba.
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Sen. John Braun Commentary: Survived the War? Yes. Won the Super Bowl? Hardly

Politicians often say things they wish they hadn’t. Sometimes we’re trying to be funny and the humor falls flat. Sometimes anger or frustration gets the better of us. And sometimes, a politician will say something so flippant and insulting, out of total disregard for those who are suffering, that even supporters’ eyebrows are raised.

Statement from Leader J.T. Wilcox and Senate Republican Leader John Braun to Gov. Jay Inslee

“We are calling on Governor Inslee to fully reopen the state immediately. He had left the door open to a reopening before June 30, and we viewed June 15 as a more appropriate target. Now, with vaccination rates continuing to increase, new CDC guidance and other states showing the way, we no longer see a need to wait two more weeks, and certainly not another month. The time to move our state forward is now. Washingtonians want to return to a sense of normalcy and businesses need more certainty as they attempt to recover.

Meet our graduates: John Braun ‘20, G’21, seeing his future in numbers

John Braun ‘20, G’21, is all about numbers. He received a finance degree in his undergrad education, and went on to receive his master’s in business analytics a year later. His favorite class was Data Visualization, because he was able to use tools that the pros use in their careers. A student-athlete at Saint Rose, Braun played the sport that is dominated by statistics: baseball.

Senator John Braun Gives Opinion on Phase 3

OLYMPIA, Wash. – You’re not the only one wondering what Phase 3 looks like – even the senators around the state are scratching their heads. Senate Republican Leader John Braun says, “We should’ve had phase 3 details weeks ago, people are wondering, you can’t go out in the general public and talk to people without them asking, “What’s the next step? How do we get there? What are we going to go?”

Sen. John Braun, New GOP Leader in State Senate, Wears a Lot of Hats

Under more normal circumstances, state Senate Republican Leader John Braun would not be in his south Chehalis office midmorning on a weekday. He would have already made himself a quick breakfast in his Centralia home, stopped by his family company, Braun Northwest, and made the drive to the state Capitol. But with the current session being held remotely, Braun spends more time in his home district, out of what he calls the “bubble” of Olympia.