Rachel Harter is a dedicated and driven professional with over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where she has excelled as a competitive sales leader. With a background in engineering and a proven track record of success in various medical specialties, Rachel has developed the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to address complex issues and drive strategic results. Her ability to build trusted relationships with key providers and influencers has consistently led to improved outcomes and success in her professional career.

Rachel’s journey into politics began with a profound commitment to standing up for children and women in her community. After witnessing Republicans side with Democrats on critical issues such as sex education, transgender policies, and taxation, Rachel felt compelled to take a stand. Her passion for these issues did not go unnoticed, and as she spoke out, she garnered the support and encouragement of those around her. After much prayer and thoughtful conversations with her husband, family, and friends, Rachel made the decision to run for public office.

Rachel’s professional experience has equipped her with the skills necessary to be an effective and impactful legislator. As a Senior Territory Account Manager in Ophthalmology and other therapeutics, she has managed a vast network of specialty physicians and surgeons, successfully launching new products and driving significant market share growth. Her leadership and collaboration skills have been demonstrated through her role as the point lead for multiple team projects, where she has provided valuable insights and best practices to her colleagues. Rachel’s accomplishments include consistently exceeding sales quotas, achieving top national rankings, and receiving numerous awards for her outstanding performance.

Throughout her career, Rachel has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a passion for making a difference. Her ability to analyze data, develop strategic plans, and foster positive relationships has been key to her success. These same qualities make her uniquely qualified to represent the 26th Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives.

Rachel Harter is running for office to bring a strong, principled voice to Olympia. She is dedicated to advocating for the values and priorities of her community, ensuring that the voices of her constituents are heard and respected. With a focus on protecting the rights of children and women, promoting fiscal responsibility, and upholding conservative values, Rachel is committed to making a positive impact on the future of Washington State.

Join Rachel in her campaign to bring effective, principled leadership to the Washington State House of Representatives. Together, we can make a difference and build a better future for our community.

Wife. Mother. Family.

Rachel was born and raised a Montana farm girl. It was here on her family’s wheat and barley farm that Rachel learned the values of hard work, love of family, and devotion to country. After graduating college, Rachel moved to Washington State in 2004 to start her career as an engineer. During this time, she met her future husband, Scott, while mountain biking Tiger Mountain. Scott, then a PIO officer for the Washington State Patrol, intrigued Rachel with his dedication to civil service, a quality she deeply admired. Their love story blossomed, and Scott and Rachel married in 2011. Since that day, they have lived on their hobby farm in Gig Harbor, a place rooted in Scott’s family history and now the foundation for their sons: Axel and Jett. On this farm, they live the American dream daily, teaching their boys the values of hard work and community.

It is on this farm where Rachel’s desire to protect families, secure the future, and unite to save our state was born. Rachel Harter is running for office to bring a strong, principled voice to Olympia. She is dedicated to advocating for the values and priorities of her community, ensuring that the voices of her constituents are heard and respected. With a focus on protecting the rights of children and women, promoting fiscal responsibility, and upholding conservative values, Rachel is committed to making a positive impact on the future of Washington State.




In Washington, we treasure the rich diversity and strength of our communities, where every individual’s contribution is vital to our collective well-being. At the heart of Rachel’s vision for a brighter future are three core commitments: protecting your children, protecting parental rights, and safeguarding the achievements and rights of women. These are not just policies; they’re promises Rachel upholds to maintain the values that make our state a beacon of hope and prosperity.

Protecting Your Children and Parental Rights:

Our children are our most precious resource, the bearers of our hopes and dreams for the future. Yet, in our schools today, many parents are concerned that their children are being exposed to materials and ideologies that don’t align with their family’s values, or worse, their children aren’t being prepared for success in the real world. Rachel believes in an education system that empowers our children with knowledge and skills, preparing them for a successful future while respecting the values of their families.

  • Rachel proposes a return to a curriculum that balances classical education with practical vocational training, ensuring our children are not just book-smart but life-ready.
  • The introduction of a “Parents Bill of Rights” by Rachel will empower parents to have a decisive voice in their child’s education, ensuring that family values are respected within the educational system.
  • Through school choice, Rachel aims to level the playing field, giving every child, regardless of their background, access to high-quality education. This is about fairness, opportunity, and giving every child a shot at success.

Safeguarding the Achievements and Rights of Women:

The strides made by our mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters over the last fifty years have empowered women and moved us closer to equality in the public and private sectors of society. However, recent policy efforts by the progressive left threaten to undermine these gains, challenging the very essence of womanhood. Rachel stands against any notion that diminishes the achievements or the unique identity of our mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters in our society.

  • The legislature must safeguard spaces designed for women’s privacy and safety, ensuring these remain places of dignity and respect. This is common sense, and Rachel refuses to accept the notion that men–however they identify–have a right to violate the privacy and safety of women.
  • As the mother of two amazing young men, Rachel supports policies that maintain fairness and competitiveness in women’s sports, honoring the physical realities and differences between males and females and preserving the spirit of Title IX.
  • Rachel’s campaign is committed to amplifying the voices of our mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters in the dialogue on rights and equality, ensuring that the progress made is preserved and advanced in the face of new challenges from out-of-touch progressives in Olympia.

Rachel believes in respect, inclusivity, and proactive protection for the rights and well-being of your children, of parents, and all women. It’s a promise from Rachel to uphold the values that our community cherishes, to ensure that our educational system empowers students and parents rather than undermines them, and to celebrate and protect the unique contributions and rights of women in our society.



In Washington, the spirit of innovation and the dream of starting one’s own business should be within everyone’s reach. Yet, workers and small businesses often face significant barriers. This can be overcome by eliminating overregulation which stifles our potential for economic growth and innovation. Rachel Harter envisions a future where entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of a thriving economy.

Embracing Economic Freedom:

Rachel believes economic prosperity flourishes best in a free-market environment where individuals and businesses operate with minimal government interference. While Rachel understands that government has a role in protecting citizens, she believes the Reagan wisdom that,  “less government is better government.”  This approach values personal choice, voluntary exchange, and the critical role of entrepreneurship in driving economic development. Rachel’s vision is a Washington where the market dynamically responds to the needs and desires of its people, free from excessive regulation as opposed to the progressive left’s belief that they know how to run our lives better. Economic and personal freedom leave no room for oppressive government mandates and unnecessary intrusion.

Cutting Through Red Tape

Rachel is committed to regulatory reform. By removing bureaucratic barriers hindering job growth, worker options, and business creation, we pave the way for a future where workers, small businesses, and startups can thrive. Government should facilitate growth, not be an obstacle.

Lightening the Load

Rachel is dedicated to alleviating the burdens that taxes and excessive regulations place on Washingtonians:

  • Reducing the Gas Tax: Families and single parents are being strangled by one of the highest gas taxes in the country. Reducing this tax is key to putting food on the table for hard-working families.
  • Reducing Housing Costs by Reducing Property Tax: Parents shouldn’t have to worry about putting a roof over their children’s heads and seniors should never fear being taxed out of their homes in retirement. Rachel is committed to reducing property taxes and regulations that disproportionately affect the less fortunate, ensuring that all residents can afford the essentials for their families.
  • Streamlining Licensing and Fees: Rachel aims to cut through the bureaucracy that affects not just businesses but also workers, families, and visitors. Simplifying licensing and reducing fees make it easier for everyone to work, live, and visit Washington.
There’s NO REASON Washington State needs to spend over $1,300,000,000 (that’s billion with a ‘B’) per week to maintain our state operations.

Our government is too large, wasteful, and inefficient.

The progressive Left and big-government’s addiction to tax-and-spend public policy has left the State government bloated and corrupt while leaving Washington taxpayers struggling to pay for basic necessities.



With a steadfast commitment to service and a clear vision for the future, Rachel is dedicated to protecting our state, ensuring it remains a beacon of opportunity and prosperity for all Washingtonians. After more than 40 years of one-party rule, our cherished way of life faces unprecedented threats.  From unaffordable living costs and rising crime to challenges against our core values of freedom and prosperity, Rachel Harter recognizes that turning the tide requires not just addressing these symptoms but focusing on the root causes of these challenges for the working class and middle America.

Crime and Safety:

In Washington State, we face a critical juncture in addressing the surge in crime, drugs, homelessness, human trafficking, and a slew of serious issues. Recent reports have highlighted increases in murders, armed robberies, carjackings, and domestic violence, painting an alarming picture of our State’s safety and our future.

Regrettably, the irresponsible progressive left’s response has created a public safety crisis; our State now has the dubious distinction of having the lowest number of law enforcement officers per capita in the Country.

Cost of Living:

The cost of living in Washington is spiraling out of control, with exorbitant gas prices, skyrocketing health insurance, and property taxes, not to mention the escalating cost of food due to inflation. These factors are not just statistics; they represent real hardships for families, small businesses, and individuals considering leaving our great state for more affordable pastures.

The current strategies in Olympia exacerbate these issues, placing undue burdens on our citizens. Rachel Harter’s vision for Washington is one of relief and prosperity. As a proponent of economic freedom and a champion for small businesses, Rachel understands that the foundation of a thriving state is an affordable, livable environment for its people.

Jobs and Economy: A Plan for Prosperity

To ignite our state’s economic engine, Rachel proposes a three-fold strategy:

  1. Tax Reform: Lowering taxes for individuals and businesses to increase disposable income and incentivize business investment and expansion in Washington.

  2. Regulatory Overhaul: Simplifying regulations to make it easier for new businesses to start and for existing businesses to grow, focusing on sectors with the highest potential for job creation and economic impact.

  3. Innovation and Education: Investing in vocational and technical education programs that align with the needs of Washington’s evolving job market, ensuring a skilled workforce ready to meet the demands of tomorrow’s economy.

Rachel’s plan is about creating an environment where businesses can thrive, jobs are plentiful, and the economy grows, supported by a foundation of law and order.

The Rights of Parents and Children:

The future of our children is inseparable from the prosperity of our State. Rachel is committed to restoring the influence of parents in the educational system, ensuring their voices are heard and respected in shaping a brighter future for their children. With over 60,000 students not returning to Washington public schools due to a lack of trust, our State faces a public education crisis.

Transparency & Accountability:

Government exists to serve the people, yet too often, it seems our State government has forgotten this fundamental truth. Sadly, many people in Olympia see themselves as masters of the fate of the people they were elected to serve.  This is not public service–it is a form of heavy-handed elitism.  By contrast, Rachel Harter runs on the promise of an open, responsive, and inclusive government, truly representing the voices and welfare of its citizens–each of them.

Under Rachel’s leadership, the era of progressive policy and inefficiency will be replaced by a government that listens, acts, and unites. Rachel’s approach to leadership is rooted in the belief that listening to constituents, making tough decisions, and genuinely representing all people are the hallmarks of true public service.


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