Category Archives: Eric Pettigrew

Governor signs Pettigrew bills into law

OLYMPIA – Prioritizing families, small businesses, and communities, Rep. Eric Pettigrew, D-Renton, championed legislation that was signed into law by Governor Inslee, House Bill 1674 and House Bill 1516. HB 1674 allows juvenile offenders who will finish their sentences by age 21 to stay in juvenile facilities, rather than be moved to adult detention centers. “Washington’s juvenile justice system is founded on the core principle of rehabilitation,” said Pettigrew. “If we want our children to lead productive, meaningful lives, we … Continue reading

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Victories for children, families and small business

It’s hard to believe the 2015 legislative session is in its final week. We are currently negotiating budgets and look forward to coming to a compromise with the Senate soon. Rest assured that in these talks I will fight for policies that support strong families & small businesses, healthy communities, and an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity work with community members, advocates and my colleagues across the aisle … Continue reading

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Celebrating, mourning and looking ahead

Go, Team! Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming the Garfield High School Men’s Basketball team here at the legislature. Their hard work and dedication paid off! These young gentlemen were fresh off of winning the 3A Basketball State Championships. We passed a resolution commemorating their accomplishments. Congratulations! Preventing colon cancer, honoring those we’ve lost and saving lives Every 10 minutes, someone dies of colon cancer. It is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the US. These deaths are … Continue reading

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Ambassador Andrew Young – a voice for hope

Recently, I had the honor of introducing Ambassador Andrew Young at the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. Here are my remarks. “I am honored to be here this morning and have the privilege of introducing Dr. Andrew Young. Dr. Young’s work holds particularly special meaning to me. I was raised by a single Mom, who struggled to make ends meet, in Watts, a neighborhood in South Central LA. I grew up in the midst of racial tensions, police riots, and violence. Gangs … Continue reading

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Early starts and second chances

Town Hall Meeting Every year during the busy legislative session representatives head back to their home districts to host town hall gatherings. Last Saturday morning dedicated constituents of the 37th Legislative District gathered over coffee and doughnuts to get an update about the session and discuss issues of importance to them. This year, Rep. Pettigrew was joined by Rep. Santos and Sen. Jayapal. The top concerns from the community included education, funding for the safetynet and fixing our unfair tax system. … Continue reading

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