District Town Hall Meeting on February 20th
Please join your 45th District legislators for a town hall meeting on Saturday, February 20th at the Lake Washington Technical College, West Building, Room 404 Auditorium. We will be meeting from 11:00am-1:00pm to discuss the status of legislation this session, our goals for the final weeks, and what we’ve accomplished this year.

Directions and Parking:

When you enter the campus through the main (East) entrance from 132 Ave NE
Go to the first stop sign and turn LEFT
Go to the next stop sign (near the Child Care Center) and turn RIGHT
Go to the next stop sign (near the Horticulture Center) and go STRAIGHT into the West Parking Lot.
Park anywhere, and come across the bridge into the West Building.   You will be entering on the 3rd Floor.  Take the stairs or elevator up one floor.


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

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

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.


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