Category Archives: Sharon Tomiko Santos

MEDIA ADVISORY: Closing the opportunity gap press conference

OLYMPIA—Next Wednesday, Representatives Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle), Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo), Ruth Kagi (D-Seattle) and Brady Walkinshaw (D-Seattle) will hold a press conference on how the House Democratic operating budget helps close the opportunity gap by addressing the educational needs of all students from cradle to career. The event will be held in Seattle at El Centro de la Raza at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. The legislators will be joined by other House Democrats, including lawmakers from the Members … Continue reading

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Town Hall Meeting

Members of Washington’s 37th Legislative District delegation will host a town-hall meeting on March 14 in Seattle. Sen. Pramila Jayapal and Reps. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Eric Pettigrew will be on hand to provide updates on the 2015 session, which is currently underway, and answer questions from residents about a variety of state issues of importance to the community. The event will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at Rainier Valley Cultural Center – 3515 S Alaska St, Seattle, WA … Continue reading

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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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Call for more diversity on college campuses supported

April 30, 2014 Statement from representatives of the Washington Legislature’s Members of Color Caucus in support of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard’s call for increased diversity on campus: “Our state’s higher education system is responsible for educating students to face the challenges of our ever-changing global society. A diverse, inclusive student body helps prepare our future leaders to be productive public citizens in the real world – one comprised of people with different national, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds. … Continue reading

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Feb. 22 town hall discussion

Please join me, Representative Pettigrew, and Senator Kline at a joint town hall for a chance to share your thoughts on the 2014 legislative session so far. We will provide a recap of the things we have been working on and what we expect to see in the last few weeks of the legislative session. Most importantly, we want to hear from you on the issues you’re concerned about most. Saturday, February 22nd 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pacific Tower, … Continue reading

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