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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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  • House Democratic budget includes $1 billion in property tax relief; funding increases for public schools, mental health services, financial aid. | News - February 20, 2018
    OLYMPIA – House Democrats unveiled their supplemental two-year operating budget proposal today, which would increase funding for public schools, mental health services, college financial aid and provide $1 billion in property tax relief for families across Washington state. As a... READ MORE
  • Tax relief promised, after spike in state revenue forecast | News - February 15, 2018
    Connelly: Good news for residents smacked with large increase in property taxes A big boost in Washington’s revenue forecast has leaders of both parties in Olympia promising property tax relief. The promises come just as households in King and Pierce... READ MORE
  • Rep. Pat Sullivan on Inside Olympia | News - January 11, 2018
    Rep. Pat Sullivan was with Austin Jenkins on Inside Olympia this evening for an in-depth interview on his expectations for the 2018 Legislative Session. Click on the image below to watch it now:
  • Statement from House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan on today’s Supreme Court McCleary order | News - November 15, 2017
    “When the Legislature adjourned a few months ago, I was confident our education funding plan was adequate to ensure our schools are fully funded. I’m pleased the Court announced today they agree with that assessment. “With Democrats leading the way,... READ MORE
  • Rep. Pat Sullivan Legislative Update | News - January 27, 2017
    Hello, and welcome to the fourth week of the state legislative session in Olympia. Education funding takes center stage in Olympia The biggest issue we have to tackle this session is education funding. We’ve accomplished a lot over the last... READ MORE



    I enjoy hearing from people back home in the 47th Legislative District. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have an idea, question or concern. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

    Olympia Address:
    LEG 339A
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA

    (360) 786-7858
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    Legislative Assistant:
    Lesley Roberts
    Email: Lesley.Roberts@leg.wa.gov

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    Jim Richards, Communications Director
    (360) 786-7206

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    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208

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