Biography

Family:
Roger lives in Kirkland with his daughter Vivian and his son Felix.

Education:
Harvard University, M.P.A. (Kennedy School of Government), 1996-1998
The George Washington University, J.D., 1983-1986
Dartmouth College, A.B., also awarded Senior Fellowship, 1979-1983
U. of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), visiting research associate, 1981

Professional Experience:
Attorney in Private Practice, Licensed in State and Federal Courts
Criminal Justice Policy Consultant, King County Bar Association, 2000-2009
Executive Director, Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission, 1998-2000
National Association of Sentencing Commissions Board, 1999-2000
Washington State Law and Justice Advisory Council, 1998-2000
Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative Rick Boucher (VA), 1993-1995
Legislative Director and Counsel, U.S. Representative Bob Wise (WV), 1989-1993
Legal staff, Democratic National Committee, 1988
Attorney, Tillinghast, Collins & Graham, Providence, RI, 1986-1988

Awards:
Early Learning Action Alliance – Crayon Award, 2018
Disability Rights Washington – Breaking Barriers Award, 2018
Children’s Alliance – Champion for Children Award, 2017, 2010, 2008
Arc of King County – Inclusion Award, 2017
Institute for Family Development – Child Advocate Award, 2014
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants – Special Award, 2014
Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Legislator of the Year Award, 2013
Century Council – Recognition of Leadership in the Fight Against Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking, 2013
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries – Pacific Northwest Legislator of the Year Award, 2013
King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Norm Maleng Public Policy and Systems Change Award, 2012
Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Special Award, 2012
Towing and Recovery Association – Legislator of the Year Award, 2012
Early Learning Action Alliance – Gold Crayon Award, 2012, 2010
Cascade Water Alliance – In Recognition of Outstanding Leadership, 2009
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration – Safety Champion Award, 2008
District and Municipal Court Judge’s Association – Outstanding Legislator Award, 2008
Washington State Association for Headstart and ECEAP – Exemplary Leadership Award, 2008
Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention – Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award, 2007

Local Activities and Affiliations:
Board Member, Hopelink, 2011-2017
Board Member, Norkirk Neighborhood Association, Kirkland, 2004
Member, Kirkland Heritage Society, since 2003
President, Lakeview Neighborhood Association, Kirkland, 2001-2003
Kirkland-Redmond Unit Leader, League of Women Voters
Volunteer Attorney, Eastside Legal Clinic

Regional and State Activities and Affiliations:
Washington State Bar Association
Washington State Public Health Association
King County Bar Association
Metropolitan Democratic Club
Rotary Club – University District
Charter Board Member, Rainier Institute
Board Member, Marie Institute, affiliated with U. of Washington.