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The 2018 Legislative Session begins January 8, and although it’s a “short session” (scheduled to last 60 days) there’s no shortage of issues we must address. Fine-tuning the historic education funding package passed last session, protecting our health care and mental health care systems, and improving local economies throughout the state are a few of the issues I’ll be focused on as House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader.

Please check back frequently for the latest news and updates on what is happening in Olympia during the legislative season.

And if you need information or have a legislative issue, always feel free to contact me with your requests and concerns and either I or my legislative assistant will return your call, email, or letter promptly. Thank you for allowing me to serve you as your Representative in Olympia.


Pat Sullivan was elected to represent the 47th Legislative District in the Washington State House of Representatives in November of 2004. He is the Majority Leader of the House and serves on the Appropriations Committee.

Pat’s legislative priorities include building a strong economy by investing in education, creating good paying jobs with benefits and affordable health care.

A graduate of the University of Washington, Pat has a long history of being involved in his community. He was the first mayor of Covington and chaired the Economic Development Council. Prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, Pat worked for the Legislature and for King County.

He also has served as co-president of the Covington Elementary PTA, as a member of the Learning Improvement Team, and on the Kent Communities in Schools board.

Pat has lived in Covington for over two decades. He and his wife Amy, an oncology nurse, have three daughters: Katie is a college student, Maddie just graduated from Kentwood High School and Green River Community College, and Molly attends Kent schools.


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  • Statement from House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan | News - August 31, 2015
    Statement from House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan on Rep. Ross Hunter’s appointment as director of the Department of Early Learning: “The House Democratic Caucus has always been a leader in early childhood education, and Ross has been an integral part... READ MORE
  • House approves two-year budget, invests billions in education | News - April 2, 2015
    OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives approved a two-year operating budget today that invests an additional $3.2 billion in K-12 education and makes significant investments in early learning, higher education, and the safety net. The House proposal takes a significant... READ MORE
  • Senate Republican budget proposal already $45 million in the red | News - April 1, 2015
    OLYMPIA – If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. As is the case this week with the Senate Republican’s supposed “balanced” budget. Less than 24 hours after its release, it is already in the red by... READ MORE
  • Rep. Pat Sullivan and Rep. Reuven Carlyle response to Senate Republican Budget Release | News - March 31, 2015
    R’s rely on “…gimmicks, gambles and a lot of marijuana.” “House Democrats proposed a sustainable budget that began fixing our unfair tax system while making critical, ongoing investments in education, mental health care and other vital services. “Unfortunately, Senate Republicans... READ MORE
  • House budget fully funds basic education | News - March 27, 2015
    OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their 2015-17 operating budget plan on Friday – a budget that will add $3.2 billion in additional K-12 investments over the next two years compared to the 2013-15 budget. The HDC proposal is the first... READ MORE
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