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Travelling Town Hall with Rep. Pollet
Join Rep. Gerry Pollet at his next Travelling Town Hall!
Saturday March 25th
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lake Forest Park Town Center Commons
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Gerry is a graduate of the University of Washington Law School, and has spent his career as a public interest attorney protecting our environment, children, consumers, and working for openness in government. He has also been active in many neighborhood and city-wide efforts to improve Seattle public schools, represented groups working to preserve local streams and trees, and has served on numerous city, state, and federal advisory committees.
Gerry serves as Executive Director of Heart of America Northwest. Heart of America Northwest is a region-wide citizens’ group dedicated to the clean-up of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, which is the most contaminated area in the western hemisphere. For more than 10 years, Gerry chaired the committee of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford Advisory Board, which oversees Hanford’s $2 billion per year budgets, management, and contracts. His work on contract reforms and reducing overhead costs is estimated to have saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
Gerry teaches at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. Also at the University of Washington, he runs an internship program for law students and undergraduate service leaners. He frequently guest lectures at universities and Continuing Legal Education seminars on environmental law and policy, risk assessment, freedom of information/public records, and public participation.
A leader in environmental policy, Gerry has written and organized efforts to pass major pieces of legislation. He has also testified to Congress by invitation. National and regional news media outlets often call on Gerry for his expertise, and his work has been the basis for numerous investigative reports.
Gerry’s groundbreaking work has been honored by various organizations across the state. In 2010, the University of Washington School of Public Health honored Gerry with its annual Community Service Award. Gerry was also awarded the top annual award for peace and environmental work by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility in 2005. Heart of America Northwest was named “Best Regional Environmental Group” by Spokane’s environmental and peace organizations.
Gerry currently resides in North Seattle with his wife Janet Miller. They have two children: Eileen and Hank. Eileen is currently attending Western Washington University and studying abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. Hank is a student at Roosevelt High School. In his downtime, Gerry enjoys racewalking through North Seattle’s neighborhoods and parks.
Who: State Representatives Jessyn Farrell and Gerry Pollet, together with State Senator David Frockt What: Telephone town hall meeting When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Where: Calls will go out to thousands of homes throughout the...
From the Associated Press via The Seattle Times: OLYMPIA — Measures to tax vapor, e-cigarettes and other nicotine products are being considered by lawmakers in Washington state. A bill in the House proposes treating vapor products and e-cigarettes like tobacco...
Olympia – The Washington House of Representatives passed legislation to protect students who enroll at for-profit colleges or career schools in Washington from deceptive and fraudulent advertising and recruitment claims. HB 1439, by Representative Gerry Pollet (D-Seattle, vice-chair of the...
From KING5 – Dave Aardal conducted some of the most dangerous work at Hanford during his ten years of employment at the former nuclear weapons production facility. Part of his job included training on safety measures and equipment, during which...
“As a University of Washington School of Public Health faculty member, I was taken by surprise by repeated statements from school officials and state and local agencies in the past year that lead levels in our schools or children’s homes...
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