Rep. Gael Tarleton

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Limiting the height of houses on small lots

May 22, 2014

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Limiting the height of houses on small lots

Earlier this week, the Seattle City Council voted to restrict heights and give neighbors advance notice of any construction on lots smaller than 3,200 square feet – a huge victory for our neighborhoods. Since this past legislative session, Representative Gerry Pollet and I have been working to give our communities notice of any adjacent land-use decisions, and we are thrilled that the City of Seattle is making these changes. If you’re interested in learning more about this issue, I encourage … Continue reading

Governor’s anti-pollution plan draws strong support from Rep. Tarleton

April 30, 2014

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Governor’s anti-pollution plan draws strong support from Rep. Tarleton

Rep. Gael Tarleton of Seattle greeted this week’s executive order by Gov. Inslee with a strong endorsement of its goals to reduce the state’s carbon footprint and to promote clean and green energy. The order defines the ways we will tackle these urgent problems, and notes that legislative actions will be required to accelerate our progress towards a cleaner future. “Climate change is the No. 1 environmental challenge for our generation, and every one of us must do his or … Continue reading

Rep. Tarleton named to task force on maritime and manufacturing industry

April 7, 2014

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Rep. Tarleton named to task force on maritime and manufacturing industry

Rep. Gael Tarleton of Seattle has been named to a task force that was created in a bill she sponsored and that aims to promote maritime and manufacturing industry in the state. Tarleton’s House Bill 2580, which passed the Legislature this year with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law by Gov. Inslee, establishes the Joint Select Legislative Task Force on the Economic Resilience of Maritime and Manufacturing. The task force is directed to look into educational, regulatory, infrastructure-related … Continue reading

36th Legislative District town hall to be held April 5th

March 31, 2014

Rep. Gael Tarleton

36th Legislative District town hall to be held April 5th

*UPDATE* – Feel free to park in any of the commuter spaces (the first three tiers on the left) of the Dravus Parking Lot. If you look at this map, the Dravus Parking Lot is #45 and Demaray Hall is #8. *** The three state legislators from the 36th District, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton, will be holding a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 5th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Seattle Pacific University. … Continue reading

Governor signs Tarleton bills on health care, economic development, renewable energy

March 28, 2014

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Governor signs Tarleton bills on health care, economic development, renewable energy

Governor Inslee signed three bills on Friday sponsored by Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard) that will increase access to health care, strengthen our maritime industry, and move Washington closer to a clean energy future. HB 2351, which received unanimous approval in the House and Senate, will allow healthcare professionals licensed in other states to come to Washington and volunteer their services for a temporary time. “This idea came from people at Seattle Center who had a vision of making health care … Continue reading

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2014 Session Newsletter

April 23 – In this week’s legislative update, Rep. Gael Tarleton talks about her efforts to make renters safer and more secure in their homes with the “Safe Keys” bill. She also discusses legislative progress on education and higher education and the work she’ll be doing this summer on clean energy.

2014 Legislative Session

House Higher Education Committee Hearing. Steven M. Herppich

House Higher Education Committee Hearing.

Labor Workforce and Development Committee Steven M. Herppich

Labor Workforce and Development Committee

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Rep. Tarleton and intern Suhyoon Cho

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Rep. Tarleton with Guest Carlton Williams Suhyoon Cho

Rep. Tarleton with Guest Carlton Williams

Rep. Tarleton chatting with Rep. Bergquist during committee.

Rep. Tarleton chatting with Rep. Bergquist during committee.

Enjoying my visit with the At-sea Processors Association. Their Community Catch program provides more than one million seafood meals annually to local and national food banks. Gael Tarleton.

Enjoying my visit with the At-sea Processors Association. Their Community Catch program provides more than one million seafood meals annually to local and national food banks.

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Gael Tarleton meeting Children from Boys and Girls Club on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Gael meeting Children from Boys and Girls Club on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Rep. Tarleton testifies in support of her bill, HB 1647, which would require landlords to safeguard spare keys to rental units.

Rep. Tarleton testifies in support of her bill, HB 1647, which would require landlords to safeguard spare keys to rental units.

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Gael Tarleton meeting with the members of the Faith Action Network

Gael meeting with the members of the Faith Action Network

Rep. Tarleton is congratulated by fellow lawmakers after passing her first bill, HB 1647, from the House of Representatives. HB 1647 would require landlords to safely secure spare keys to rental units.

Rep. Gael Tarleton is congratulated by fellow lawmakers after passing her first bill, HB 1647, from the House of Representatives. HB 1647 would require landlords to safely secure spare keys to rental units.

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Rep. Tarleton watches the vote tally on her first bill to be approved by the House of Representatives. HB 1647 would require landlords to safely secure spare keys to rental units.

Rep. Tarleton watches the vote tally on her first bill to be approved by the House of Representatives. HB 1647 would require landlords to safely secure spare keys to rental units.

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Rep. Gael Tarleton is congratulated by fellow lawmakers after passing her first bill, HB 1647, from the House of Representatives. HB 1647 would require landlords to safely secure spare keys to rental units.

Rep. Gael Tarleton is congratulated by fellow lawmakers after passing her first bill, HB 1647, from the House of Representatives. HB 1647 would require landlords to safely secure spare keys to rental units.

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Rep. Gael Tarleton with WACOPS President Craig Bulkley (center) and Rep. Cyrus Habib at the WACOPS 2013 Legislative Reception.

Rep. Gael Tarleton with WACOPS President Craig Bulkley (center) and Rep. Cyrus Habib at the WACOPS 2013 Legislative Reception.

Enjoying my visit with the At-sea Processors Association. Their Community Catch program provides more than one million seafood meals annually to local and national food banks. Gael Tarleton.

Enjoying my visit with the At-sea Processors Association. Their Community Catch program provides more than one million seafood meals annually to local and national food banks.