Category Archives: Eric Pettigrew

Lawmakers to Seattle Public Schools: Something has to change

Reps. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle) and Eric Pettigrew (D-Seattle) introduced legislation, HB 1860 that would break up the Seattle School District into two districts starting with the 2018-19 school year. The bill will likely be referred to the House Education committee. It is tentatively scheduled for a public hearing the week of February 9. The following is a joint statement from Reps. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Eric Pettigrew, Democrats from Seattle representing the 37th Legislative District. We entered public service … Continue reading

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Pettigrew Introduces bill to improve school boards of large cities

State Rep. Eric Pettigrew knows every child should have the opportunity to succeed. But he also knows that too many students in large school districts are not able to get ahead. The system is failing them. Rep. Pettigrew knows that for these children, mostly students of color, students with disabilities and students in foster care, we need to do more. “We can’t keep doing the same things and expect different results,” Pettigrew said. “When the current system isn’t working, it’s … Continue reading

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Law enforcement awards Pettigrew Legislator of the Year

OLYMPIA – Today, in a lunchtime ceremony, Rep. Eric Pettigrew was given the Legislator of the Year Award by the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs. In response to the award, Rep. Pettigrew said, “I am honored to be recognized by those in our community who go above and beyond to serve and protect. As a representative of communities of color, I look forward to continuing this partnership and to strengthen the lines of communication and understanding between the public … Continue reading

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Rep. Pettigrew – inspiring teens to pursue higher education!

Today, Rep. Pettigrew gave the keynote at Eastern Washington University‘s Get Connected  Event. The conference puts underrepresented high school students on college campuses, examining career options and talking with other students in similar situations. Several hundred teens came out on their lunch to hear Rep. Pettigrew’s inspiring advice! Sharing his story with them, Rep. Pettigrew discussed  six ideas that transformed his life – taking him from academic struggles and adversity to a local and state business and community leader.

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House Democrats select leaders for 2015-16

The House Democratic Caucus met in Olympia today and selected a number of leaders for the next Legislature. Frank Chopp (Seattle): House Speaker-designate Pat Sullivan (Covington): Majority Leader Eric Pettigrew (Seattle): Majority Caucus Chair Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim): Majority Whip Kris Lytton (Anacortes): Majority Floor Leader The remaining members of the HDC Leadership team, including the Speaker pro tem-designate, will be elected at a future date. The Speaker-designate and Speaker pro tem-designate must be elected by the entire House … Continue reading

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