A major shakeup is happening in Olympia as four long-time staffers to the House Republican Caucus were let go Tuesday in a mid-session personnel decision, according to a Republican insider speaking to NW Daily Marker.

According to the same source, the personnel released were among communications staff and groups working on budget, education, and agriculture/environment issues, and the reason given for the terminations was that higher-ups “want to go in a new direction.”

NW Daily Marker confirmed with House Republican Caucus Chief of Staff John Rothlin that personnel were let go in a phone interview Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re always evaluating staff to make sure we’re giving the highest quality support to our new and upcoming leaders [in Olympia],” said Rothlin.


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