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The 2018 Legislative Session begins January 8, and although it’s a “short session” (scheduled to last 60 days) there’s no shortage of issues we must address. Fine-tuning the historic education funding package passed last session, protecting our health care and mental health care systems, and improving local economies throughout the state are a few of the issues I’ll be focused on as House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader.

Please check back frequently for the latest news and updates on what is happening in Olympia during the legislative season.

And if you need information or have a legislative issue, always feel free to contact me with your requests and concerns and either I or my legislative assistant will return your call, email, or letter promptly. Thank you for allowing me to serve you as your Representative in Olympia.


Pat Sullivan was elected to represent the 47th Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives in November of 2004. He is the Majority Leader of the House and serves on the Appropriations Committee.

Pat’s legislative priorities include building a strong economy by investing in education, creating good paying jobs with benefits and affordable health care.

A graduate of the University of Washington, Pat has a long history of being involved in his community. He was the first mayor of Covington and chaired the Economic Development Council. Prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, Pat worked for the Legislature and for King County.

He also has served as co-president of the Covington Elementary PTA, as a member of the Learning Improvement Team, and on the Kent Communities in Schools board.

Pat has lived in Covington for over two decades. He and his wife Amy, an oncology nurse, have three daughters: Katie is a college student, Maddie just graduated from Kentwood High School and Green River Community College, and Molly attends Kent schools.


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  • Kent’s YMCA gets $5 million in state grants with budget approval | News - May 10, 2018
    The city of Kent will receive a $1 million state grant and the YMCA about $4.1 million in grants to help build a new YMCA on the East Hill after the Legislature approved a $4.18 billion capital budget. Kent also... READ MORE
  • Mayor Dana Ralph and Kent City Council recognize local legislators | News - April 24, 2018
    At last week’s City Council meeting, Kent Mayor Dana Ralph – along with the Council – acknowledged and thanked local legislators for their support and funding during the 2018 legislative session: Senator Joe Fain Senator Bob Hasegawa Senator Karen Keiser... READ MORE
  • South King County leaders provide analysis of Legislative Session | News - April 20, 2018
    Local leaders joined state Sen. Mark Miloscia and state Reps. Pat Sullivan, Mike Pellicciotti and Morgan Irwin at Phoenix Rising Café in Auburn for King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s April “Good Eggs” breakfast. —— Continue reading this Auburn Reporter... READ MORE
  • King County scorecard on legislative session: progress made on key priorities | News - March 9, 2018
    The end of the 2018 legislative session marks one of the most productive years in recent history, with progress on issues ranging from voter rights, homelessness, justice and legal reform, protecting reproductive rights, and stabilizing community behavioral health. King County’s... READ MORE
  • House approves budget that includes nearly $1 billion in additional teacher compensation funding | News - February 26, 2018
    OLYMPIA – In what will be a critical component to putting the state in full compliance with the Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling, the House of Representatives approved a supplemental two-year operating budget proposal that invests nearly $1 billion in additional teacher compensation... READ MORE



    I enjoy hearing from people back home in the 47th Legislative District. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have an idea, question or concern. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

    Olympia Address:
    LEG 339A
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA

    (360) 786-7858
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    Legislative Assistant:
    Lesley Roberts
    Email: Lesley.Roberts@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

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    Jim Richards, Communications Director
    (360) 786-7206

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    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208

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