Rep. Eileen Cody

Election year restrictions are in effect

June 30, 2014

Rep. Eileen Cody

Thank you for visiting my website. As you may know, this is an election year. That means that election-year restrictions on my external communications go into effect on July 1. This includes posting new updates here. However, if you need information or have a legislative issue, please don’t hesitate to get in-touch with me via e-mail or at (206) 389-2590. All the best, Eileen

Greetings from the 34th District

March 20, 2014

Eileen & Joe

Greetings from the 34th District

That’s right, the legislative session has ended on time and we’re thrilled to get back to our “normal” lives in the 34th District. While we’ll continue to meet with you regularly and develop policy goals for the 2015 session, we’ll no longer be living and breathing the Washington State Legislature. Eileen will return to her job as a nurse at Group Health and more importantly, to enjoying her new puppy, Humphrey. After his first year as chair of the Environment … Continue reading

Prioritizing mental health, preventing tragedies

March 10, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Prioritizing mental health, preventing tragedies

On July 5, 2013, Doug and Nancy Reuter received the most heartbreaking news of their lives: their 28-year-old son, Joel, was dead. Joel had struggled with bi-polar disorder since 2004 and, in the weeks leading up to his death, had refused his medications.  Doug and Nancy tried over and over to get their son the mental health treatment he desperately needed. Each time they got the same answer – Washington state’s involuntary commitment law was too narrow to detain Joel. … Continue reading

Weekly E-Newsletter: Funding our schools

March 6, 2014

By Eileen and Joe

It’s been a busy week in Olympia! We’ve spent every day on the House floor considering bills that have passed out of the Senate as well as the 2014 House supplemental budget proposals. On Tuesday we took a short break from our work on the House floor to meet with students from Madison Middle School in West Seattle. The students have spent the last several months completing service-learning projects related to bills coming through the State Legislature. The students conducted … Continue reading

Prioritizing mental health

February 20, 2014

Eileen & Joe

We are devoting this week’s newsletter to one of Eileen’s priority bills for the 2014 session. House Bill 2725 will make it easier for individuals with severe mental illness to get the treatment they desperately need by giving family members a path to weigh in on the involuntary treatment of their loved ones. The idea for this bill was brought to Eileen by Doug and Nancy Reuter, parents of Joel Reuter, who was shot and killed by police in Seattle last … Continue reading

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(l to r) Reps. Cody, Armstrong and Hunter on the House floor

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Rep. Eileen Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Eileen Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

Rep. Eileen Cody watches the roll call vote on the Reproductive Parity Act.

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34th LD Representatives Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon

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Health Care and Wellness Chair Cody (r) and Vice-Chair Jinkins

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Rep. Cody and former Rep. Bill Hinkle

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