Rep. Dawn Morrell

Election-year restrictions are in effect

June 30, 2014

Rep. Dawn Morrell

Dear Friends, Beginning on July 1, election-year restrictions on my external communications are going into effect. Those election-year restrictions include keeping in-touch on my website. This page won’t be updated for the next few months. That being said, if you need more information or have a legislative issue, please don’t hesitate to get in-touch with me. It’s an honor to represent you in Olympia. Sincerely, Dawn  

Morrell to hold three town halls on Saturday, Feb 22

February 19, 2014

Rep. Dawn Morrell

Rep. Dawn Morrell (D-Puyallup) will hold three town hall meetings on February 22, 2014. The times and locations are as follows: Puyallup Public Library South Meeting Room 324 South Meridian Puyallup, WA 98371 10:30 am – 11:30 am Fife Community Center 2111 54th Avenue East Fife, WA 98424 1 pm – 2 pm Midland Community Center 1614 99th Street East Tacoma, WA 98445 3 pm – 4 pm For more information, please contact Rep. Morrell’s office at (360)786-7948.

Legislative Session Update

February 12, 2014

Rep. Dawn Morrell

Legislative Session Update

The Legislature is already hitting cut-off deadlines as this short session approaches the half-way mark.  Last Wednesday was the last day House policy committees could pass non-budget bills on to Rules or fiscal committees. Today is the last day that the fiscal committees can approve non-budgetary House bills, too.  Between now and next Tuesday, we will be on the floor voting throughout the day and evening, passing House bills out and over to the Senate. Then we will begin hearing … Continue reading

Morrell continues work on mental health reform

January 28, 2014

Rep. Dawn Morrell

Morrell continues work on mental health reform

Last year, Rep. Dawn Morrell championed several pieces of legislation to ensure that people suffering from mental illness get the health care attention they need. This year, Rep. Morrell is back-to-work pushing key reforms that seek to integrate mental health care into our traditional health care model. “If you go to the emergency room with a broken leg, you’ll see a doctor specializing in orthopedics,” said Morrell, a critical care nurse. “Why isn’t it the same for mental health care? … Continue reading

Making Washington roadways safer

July 16, 2013

Washington House Democrats

Making Washington roadways safer

Three years ago, Frank Blair received the news that is every parent’s nightmare. In the middle of the night, a police officer knocked on his door and told him that his 24-year-old daughter had been killed by a drunk driver. Since that tragic evening, Frank has dedicated his life to preventing other parents from receiving similar news. That work received legislative approval during the last week of session when the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 5912 with unanimous support. … Continue reading

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Rep. Dawn Morrell joins Governor Jay Inslee to introduce their plan to combat chronic drunk driving.

Rep. Dawn Morrell on the House floor
Rep. Morrell speaking to Rep. Ormsby on the House Floor
Rep. Dawn Morrell honoring the National Guard on the House floor

Rep. Morrell honoring the National Guard on the House floor

Reps. Kathy Haigh and Dawn Morrell

Reps. Kathy Haigh and Dawn Morrell

Reps. Morrell and Cody, both nurses, on the House floor

Reps. Morrell and Cody, both nurses, on the House floor

Reps. Green and Morrell at work in committee

Reps. Green and Morrell at work in committee

Rep. Dawn Morrell with family during Children's Day on the House Floor

Children's Day in the House

Rep. Hans Zeiger, Rep. Dawn Morrell, Sen. Bruce Dammeier at a lunch gathering with the Daffodil Princesses

Rep. Hans Zeiger, Rep. Dawn Morrell, Sen. Bruce Dammeier at a lunch gathering with the Daffodil Princesses

Rep. Dawn Morrell swearing in on the House floor
Rep. Dawn Morrell is interviewed for a podcast

Rep. Dawn Morrell is interviewed for a podcast

The Girl Scouts meet with Rep. Dawn Morrell

The Girl Scouts meet with Rep. Dawn Morrell

Rep. Dawn Morrell with all six of her grandchildren on Children's Day

Rep. Dawn Morrell with all six of her grandchildren on Children's Day

Rep. Dawn Morrell with Sam Larson, Pierce County Sheriff's Department, and Rochelle Brosseau, Puyallup Police Department

Rep. Dawn Morrell with Sam Larson, Pierce County Sheriff's Department, and Rochelle Brosseau, Puyallup Police Department

Rep. Dawn Morrell, D-Puyallup