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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

  • House passes Goodman legislation to protect sexual assault victims | News - February 20, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 1384 on a 76-21 vote. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), will help protect victims of sexual assault. According to the Centers for Disease Control National Intimate... READ MORE
  • House Public Safety Committee Chair Roger Goodman’s statement regarding “use of force” bill | News - February 16, 2017
    “Stakeholders have worked diligently to develop language that meets the needs of all parties. However, further negotiation is necessary to reach consensus on the issue of use of deadly force in community policing. The bill is not subject to the... READ MORE
  • E-newsletter: Mental Health Investments & Small Claims Courts | E-newsletters - February 14, 2017
    Mental Health Investments: What we’ve done so far It is no overstatement that we are facing a mental health crisis in our state. Our hospital emergency rooms are overflowing with people in crisis, our jails are crowded with mentally ill offenders and... READ MORE
  • E-newsletter: Robert Frost Elementary Visit & Solar Energy | E-newsletters - February 3, 2017
    Robert Frost 5th graders visit the Capitol I had the privilege to meet with 5th grade students from Robert Frost Elementary on Tuesday this week. The class travelled down to Olympia to meet their legislators – Rep. Springer, Sen. Rossi,... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Goodman available to answer questions on use of deadly force bill | News - January 30, 2017
    Who: State Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland (45th Legislative District) What: Press Availability When: Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 31, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Where: LEG 436B Why: Tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. the House Public Safety Committee will hear legislation on the use of deadly force... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    Leg 436B
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7878
    Email Roger

    Legislative Assistant:
    Derek Zable
    Email: Derek.Zable@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Public Safety (Chair)
    Early Learning & Human Services
    Judiciary

    For Press Inquiries:
    Megan Stockhausen, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7323
    Megan.Stockhausen@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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