Category Archives: Eric Pettigrew
In the past few years the recession brought huge cuts to our higher education system Recently, to attend a public university in Washington a family contributed about 30% of a student’s cost and the state 70%. Over the past 5 years this percentage has flip-flopped. So, it was quite an accomplishment to come out of this legislative session with no tuition increases for public universities. How did they do it?
Yesterday, at the University of Washington, Rep. Eric Pettigrew, D-Seattle, along with UW Regent Herb Simon and UW Alumni President-Elect Mike Egan spoke at a conference for Public Higher Education Legislative Advocacy Professionals. The panel was on effective higher ed legislative advocacy. The attendees were government affairs representatives from universities all over the country: Illinois, South Dakota, California, Florida, and many more states. Rep. Pettigrew, in his OSU orange and black gave a shout-out to all the Beavers in the room. … Continue reading
During Civic Education Day at the state capitol, South Lake High School teacher Web Hutchins received the state’s top honor for civic education. Hutchins was nominated for the award by State Representative Eric Pettigrew (D-Seattle). “Hutch’s teaching model exemplifies how innovative techniques and civic engagement can reach our students in new ways – even those who are struggling most,” said Rep. Pettigrew. “It’s why I nominated him, and it’s why the Civics Consortium selected him as this year’s Civic Educator … Continue reading
Last week, the Rainier Beach basketball team, led by their coach, Mike “Falcon Eddie” Bethea, came to accept a resolution honoring their team, their winning record and their academic success! Rainier Beach High School is in the 37th Legislative District, represented by Eric Pettigrew and Sharon Tomiko Santos. The team won the 2013 3A State Championship Title, scoring 62-59 against Lakeside High School. The House Democractic Caucus congratulated the team on their State Title and outstanding sportsmanship. In a school with many academic … Continue reading
You’re invited to join Rep. Eric Pettigrew with his colleagues, Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Sen. Adam Kline, for the next 37th Legislative District town hall. Date: Saturday, March 23 Time: 10 a.m. – noon Location: Garfield Community Center (Multi-Purpose Room) 2323 East Cherry Seattle, WA 98122 Please call Rep. Santos’ office for more information at 360-786-7944.