Rep. Sam Hunt

29 House Democrats sign letter asking for Auditor Kelley to resign.

June 26, 2015

Rep. Sam Hunt

29 House Democrats sign letter asking for Auditor Kelley to resign.

On Friday June 26, 2015 a letter signed by 29 members of the House Democratic Caucus was hand delivered by Rep. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) asking for Auditor Kelley’s immediate resignation. It reads in part “Because of our overriding interest in protecting the integrity of our state’s institutions, we urge you to immediately resign your office in order to allow the people to have a State Auditor who is performing the duties of the office as required under the Washington State … Continue reading

House Democrats announce support for Dr. Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine

June 23, 2015

Washington House Democrats

OLYMPIA – Following the tragic loss of Dr. Elson S. Floyd, President of Washington State University, students and leaders across the state have rallied around the idea of naming the WSU medical school in his honor. In that spirit, State Representatives Sam Hunt, Chris Reykdal, Timm Ormsby, and Marcus Riccelli sponsored legislation to honor Dr. Floyd’s memory by naming the future WSU Medical School after him. The driving force behind the creation of the WSU Medical School, Dr. Floyd has … Continue reading

Week 10 Update: Voter registration, educational opportunity and increasing the smoking age

March 23, 2015

Rep. Sam Hunt

Week 10 Update: Voter registration, educational opportunity and increasing the smoking age

Democracy for the people, by the people! You may have heard that this week Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law that will automatically register people to vote when they renew their driver’s license. Increasing voter turnout assures that democracy represents people, not corporate interests. House Democrats are working on legislation to increase voter registration in Washington state. House Bill 1294 allows 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote when they get their driver’s license. The teens would not be … Continue reading

Week 8 Update: Passing the state Voting Rights Act, strengthening families and the middle class

March 6, 2015

Rep. Sam Hunt

Week 8 Update: Passing the state Voting Rights Act, strengthening families and the middle class

Washington Voting Rights Act clears the House 50 years after Martin Luther King’s march from Selma to Montgomery, and 50 years after passage of the federal Voting Rights Act, there are still communities in Washington that struggle to make their voices heard in local elections. When our electoral system disenfranchises any individual or group, it undermines the very core of our democracy. The City of Yakima recently lost a lawsuit under the federal Voting Rights Act because polarized voting was … Continue reading

Washington Voting Rights Act Passes House

March 5, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Washington Voting Rights Act Passes House

Thursday, March 5, 2015 Washington Voting Rights Act Passes House OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives approved the Washington Voting Rights Act today with bipartisan support. The bill, sponsored by Representative Luis Moscoso (D-Mountlake Terrace), would help ensure fair and equitable elections without the need for federal intervention. “I believe that, just like 50 years ago, it is time for us to make history today,” said Moscoso. “All Washingtonians must have the opportunity to participate in local decisions.” The legislation … Continue reading

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