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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:
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.

News

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing and executive session on legislation updating Washington’s use of deadly force law | News - March 6, 2018
    Who:     Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, Chair of the House Public Safety Committee What:    Public hearing on House Bill 3003 and executive session on Initiative 940 and House Bill 3003 When:   Tuesday, March 6, at 9:00 a.m. Where:  House Hearing Room B, John L.... READ MORE
  • Our Statement on the Public Records Act | E-newsletters - March 3, 2018
    Last week, we voted to approve Senate Bill 6617, the Legislative Public Records Act, which changed how public records would be handled in the Legislature. Unfortunately, the bill should have had more public input and the opportunity for robust debate... READ MORE
  • Investing in Washington families & Other Legislative News | E-newsletters - February 28, 2018
    Investing in All Washington Families Last week, we unveiled our budget proposal for the 2018 supplemental budget. The supplemental budget adjusts the biennial budget we passed last year. It is also an opportunity to improve in areas that need more investments. I’m... READ MORE
  • Reducing domestic violence, carbon emissions & More News | E-newsletters - February 20, 2018
    Reducing the harm from domestic violence Domestic violence is something we really don’t like to talk about, but it is still one of our most serious chronic social problems. For more than a decade, I’ve worked to prevent and reduce the... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on Initiative 940, updating Washington’s use of deadly force law | News - February 19, 2018
    Who:     Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, Chair of the House Public Safety Committee and Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, Chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee What:     Public hearing on Initiative 940 during a joint meeting of the House Public Safety... READ MORE
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    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    Leg 436B
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7878
    Email Roger

    District Office
    615 Market Street
    Suite B
    Kirkland, WA 98033

    (425) 739-1810

    Legislative Assistant:
    Derek Zable
    Email: Derek.Zable@leg.wa.gov

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Public Safety (Chair)
    Early Learning & Human Services
    Judiciary

    For Press Inquiries:
    Megan Stockhausen, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7323
    Megan.Stockhausen@leg.wa.gov

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    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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