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Biography

Family:
Roger lives in Kirkland with his daughter Vivian and his son Felix.

Education:
Harvard University, M.P.A. (Kennedy School of Government), 1996-1998
The George Washington University, J.D., 1983-1986
Dartmouth College, A.B., also awarded Senior Fellowship, 1979-1983
U. of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), visiting research associate, 1981

Professional Experience:
Executive Director, Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission, 1998-2000
National Association of Sentencing Commissions Board, 1999-2000
Washington State Law and Justice Advisory Council, 1998-2000
Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative Rick Boucher (VA), 1993-1995
Legislative Director and Counsel, U.S. Representative Bob Wise (WV), 1989-1993
Legal staff, Democratic National Committee, 1988
Attorney, Tillinghast, Collins & Graham, Providence, RI, 1986-1988

Current Work:
Criminal Justice Policy Consultant, King County Bar Association
Appointed Member, King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board
Chair, Joint Legislative Affairs and Public Advocacy Committee, King County Mental Health Advisory Board and King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Advisory Board
American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Substance Abuse Advisory Committee

Awards:
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries – Pacific Northwest Legislator of the Year Award, 2013
Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Legislator of the Year Award, 2013
Century Council – Recognition of Leadership in the Fight Against Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking, 2013
King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Norm Maleng Public Policy and Systems Change Award, 2012
Towing and Recovery Association – Legislator of the Year Award, 2012
Early Learning Action Alliance – Gold Crayon Award, 2010, 2012
Children’s Alliance – Champion for Children Award, 2008, 2010
Cascade Water Alliance – In Recognition of Outstanding Leadership, 2009
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration – Safety Champion Award, 2008
District and Municipal Court Judge’s Association – Outstanding Legislator Award, 2008
Washington State Association for Headstart and ECEAP – Exemplary Leadership Award, 2008
Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention – Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award, 2007

Local Activities and Affiliations:
President, Lakeview Neighborhood Association, Kirkland, 2001-2003
Board Member, Hopelink
Board Member, Norkirk Neighborhood Association, Kirkland, 2004
Member, Kirkland Heritage Society, since 2003
Kirkland-Redmond Unit Leader, League of Women Voters, since 2000
Volunteer Attorney, Eastside Legal Clinic, since 2001
Regional and State Activities and Affiliations
Washington State Bar Association
Washington State Public Health Association
King County Bar Association
Metropolitan Democratic Club
Rotary Club – University District
Charter Board Member, Rainier Institute
Board Member, Marie Institute, affiliated with U. of Washington.

News

  • Rep. Roger Goodman working to protect vulnerable adults, domestic violence victims | News - January 23, 2017
    OLYMPIA –Last week the House Public Safety Committee approved two of several public safety bills sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), chair of the committee. Rep. Goodman has a strong record of public safety legislation, passing bills that not only... READ MORE
  • Welcome to the 2017 Legislative Session | E-newsletters - January 17, 2017
    Standing up for our shared values during the 2017 Legislative Session Last Monday, I was sworn in to serve the constituents of the 45th district for my 6th term. I know that there are many challenges facing the Legislature this... READ MORE
  • Goodman reappointed Chair of House Public Safety Committee | News - December 20, 2016
    OLYMPIA – Representative Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), an attorney with extensive criminal justice experience, has once again been chosen by his colleagues to serve as Chair of the House Public Safety Committee. Rep. Goodman has led the Public Safety Committee since... READ MORE
  • Major Changes Recommended for Use of Deadly Force by Law Enforcement | Press Releases - November 22, 2016
    OLYMPIA — After months of meetings where task force members heard from police, prosecutors, stakeholders, and community members, the Joint Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing voted on 30 recommendations to send to the legislature... READ MORE
  • Goodman elected co-chair of task force reviewing use of deadly force by police | News - June 29, 2016
    OLYMPIA – The use of deadly force by police officers has raised alarm across the country, and Washington is taking a proactive step to address concerns from local communities. Recognized for his work as chair of the House Public Safety Committee,... READ MORE
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    Olympia Address:
    Leg 436B
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7878
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    Legislative Assistant:
    Derek Zable
    Email: Derek.Zable@leg.wa.gov

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    Public Safety (Chair)
    Early Learning & Human Services
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    Megan Stockhausen, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7323
    Megan.Stockhausen@leg.wa.gov

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    (360) 786-7208
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