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The 2017 Legislative Session began January 9, and there’s no shortage of issues we must address. At the top of the list is K-12 education funding and levy reform. We’ve been working on this for many years, and during this session I believe we can finish the job with a bipartisan solution that will impact generations to come.
I had the honor of serving on the Governor’s Education Funding Task Force, which included Democratic and Republican members from all four caucuses. We have more work to do to come to agreement, but thankfully here in Olympia we don’t face the same kind of political gridlock that exists in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives approved a two-year operating budget today that invests an additional $3.2 billion in K-12 education and makes significant investments in early learning, higher education, and the safety net. The House proposal takes a significant...
OLYMPIA – If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. As is the case this week with the Senate Republican’s supposed “balanced” budget. Less than 24 hours after its release, it is already in the red by...
R’s rely on “…gimmicks, gambles and a lot of marijuana.” “House Democrats proposed a sustainable budget that began fixing our unfair tax system while making critical, ongoing investments in education, mental health care and other vital services. “Unfortunately, Senate Republicans...
OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their 2015-17 operating budget plan on Friday – a budget that will add $3.2 billion in additional K-12 investments over the next two years compared to the 2013-15 budget. The HDC proposal is the first...
Things move a bit more quickly in the House of Representatives than in the Senate. We have twice as many members, we usually have more bills to consider, and we definitely have as many points of view as we have...
I try to respond quickly to your questions and concerns. When time allows, I also try to answer questions that might interest a broader group of constituents through “Ask Pat.” Please take a moment to look through my videos for answers to questions you might have.
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.
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