Rep. Mary Helen Roberts

Roberts thankful for opportunity to serve 21st Legislative District citizens

February 27, 2014

Rep. Mary Helen Roberts

Roberts thankful for opportunity to serve 21st Legislative District citizens

This past weekend, at a series of town hall meetings, Rep. Mary Helen Roberts announced that she will not seek re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives. Roberts, who is on her fifth term in the Washington Legislature, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work side by side with 21st District citizens and community leaders for the past 10 years she served as their state representative. “While the 21st District is diverse in many ways, our families share most … Continue reading

ASK MARY HELEN 3 : Background checks for gun sales

February 20, 2014

Rep. Mary Helen Roberts

ASK MARY HELEN 3 : Background checks for gun sales

Watch Rep. Mary Helen Roberts respond to a constituent email on Initiative 594: background checks for firearm sales and transfers.  

21st District Delegation to hold 3 Town Hall Meetings this Saturday, Feb. 22

February 18, 2014

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self & Rep. Mary Helen Roberts

21st District Delegation to hold 3 Town Hall Meetings this Saturday, Feb. 22

With the legislative session halfway over, Representatives Mary Helen Roberts and Lillian Ortiz-Self, and Senator Marko Liias, will be holding town hall meetings to hear from constituents and answer questions on Saturday, February 22. Topics will include education, transportation, job creation, the state budget and others. The meetings will be at: 10:00 AM Edmonds City Hall Brackett Meeting Room, 3rd Floor 121 5th Avenue North Edmonds, WA 98020   1:00 PM Martha Lake Elementary School Gymnasium 17500 Larch Way Lynnwood, … Continue reading

Education, families bills pass the House floor

February 12, 2014

Washington House Democrats

Education, families bills pass the House floor

The House approved an array of legislation strengthening education, protecting families and helping veterans on Tuesday. Click here for the full list of bills from Tuesday’s floor action. Supporting tuition for veterans HB 1011 – The house voted unanimously to expand the definition of “resident student” to welcome veterans with residential tuition immediately after honorable discharge. Currently, the one-year waiting period for residential status makes it difficult for many veterans, who lived anywhere their country asked, to attend college. Sponsored … Continue reading

ASK MARY HELEN 2: Minimum Wage

February 6, 2014

Rep. Mary Helen Roberts

ASK MARY HELEN 2: Minimum Wage

Watch Rep. Mary Helen Roberts respond to a constituent email about increasing the minimum wage, House Bill 2672.  

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Rep. Mary Helen Roberts talks about her concern about the number of women incarcerated in Washington state and what happens to their children. She also talks about the need for investment in treatment for drug problems and other chemical dependency and improving the child adoption process.


Rep. Mary Helen Roberts talks about the first cutoff and what is coming up for the rest of this short legislative session. She also highlights her domestic violence arrests legislation, which makes arrests non-mandatory for anyone under 18, and her bill on chemical dependency diversion programs.


Rep. Mary Helen Roberts talks about her priorities for the year, which include education and transportation packages, improving the care for older kids in foster care, and keeping juveniles out of the criminal justice system.


Rep. Mary Helen Roberts talks about the DUI bill, the Revenue package, closing tax loopholes to fully fund education, and special session.