Washington State House Democrats


House Democrats elect leadership team

OLYMPIA – House Democrats elected their leadership team today for the 2019 legislative session. With the results of the November general election, Democrats will maintain majority control of the state House of Representatives.

The 2019 House Democratic Caucus leadership team (partial list):

Speaker of the House (designate*): Rep. Frank Chopp (D-Seattle)

Majority Leader: Rep. Pat Sullivan (D-Covington)

Majority Caucus Chair: Rep. Eric Pettigrew (D-Seattle)

Majority Floor Leader: Rep. Monica Stonier (D-Vancouver)

Majority Whip: Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-Spokane)

Speaker pro tempore (designate*): Rep. John Lovick (D-Mill Creek)

Deputy Speaker pro tempore (designate*): Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines)


*The full House of Representatives votes for Speaker of the House. This vote will occur when the 105-day legislative session convenes on January 14, 2019, hence the “designate” title at this time.