Rep. April Connors promoted to assistant ranking Republican on Appropriations Committee

Rep. April Connors was recently promoted to assistant ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee. The powerful, 31-member committee crafts the state’s operating budget and works on related bills.

In addition to her new role, Connors serves as assistant Republican whip, assistant ranking member on the House Housing Committee, and as a member on the Consumer Protection and Business Committee.

“Representative Connors had an impressive first session as a strong advocate for the Tri-Cities and conservative principles,” said House Republican Leader Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn. “I’m excited she’s agreed to take on this new role, where she will do an outstanding job standing up for her community and common-sense budgets.”

The freshman representative’s meteoric rise, just four months after swearing in, included the signing of two of her bills into law:

  • House Bill 1173 requires warning lights on wind turbines to turn on automatically only when needed by aircraft.
  • House Bill 1070 exempts leaseback agreements of up to three months from the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA).

Both bills passed the House and Senate with near-unanimous support.

“I look forward to taking on the responsibilities of this new role as we continue to fight for responsible budgets, broad-based tax relief, and common-sense fiscal policies that will benefit this and future generations,” said Connors, Kennewick.

The 2023 regular legislative session adjourned on April 23, 2023.


Washington State House Republican Communications