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

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:
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

Current Work:
Criminal Justice Policy Consultant, King County Bar Association
Appointed Member, King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board
Chair, Joint Legislative Affairs and Public Advocacy Committee, King County Mental Health Advisory Board and King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Advisory Board
American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Substance Abuse Advisory Committee

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries – Pacific Northwest Legislator of the Year Award, 2013
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
King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence – Norm Maleng Public Policy and Systems Change Award, 2012
Towing and Recovery Association – Legislator of the Year Award, 2012
Early Learning Action Alliance – Gold Crayon Award, 2010, 2012
Children’s Alliance – Champion for Children Award, 2008, 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:
President, Lakeview Neighborhood Association, Kirkland, 2001-2003
Board Member, Hopelink
Board Member, Norkirk Neighborhood Association, Kirkland, 2004
Member, Kirkland Heritage Society, since 2003
Kirkland-Redmond Unit Leader, League of Women Voters, since 2000
Volunteer Attorney, Eastside Legal Clinic, since 2001
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.


  • Bill to protect victims of sexual assault signed into law | News - May 9, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Governor Inslee has signed SB 5256, which allows the courts to issue permanent sexual assault protection orders. Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), who has worked for three years to get the measure enacted, sponsored the House version of the... READ MORE
  • E-newsletter: Legislation to protect victims and the vulnerable about to be signed into law! | E-newsletters - April 20, 2017
    Protecting victims and the vulnerable in our communities The Legislature recently passed two of my bills that will create greater protections for victims and vulnerable people in our communities. HB 1153 provides protection for those who cannot care for themselves due... READ MORE
  • E-newsletter: Putting Washington’s “Families First” and Impaired Driving | News - April 6, 2017
    House unveils a ‘Families First’ budget Families first. That’s the driving principle behind the budget that the House passed last week. People across the state have asked us how we can improve education, make college affordable, create thriving communities, and... READ MORE
  • E-newsletter: Supporting Washington’s Schools and Children | E-newsletters - March 22, 2017
    Supporting our public schools Washington state has invested nearly $5 billion in our public schools over the last six years. However, there is still more to be done. This session, the Legislature must come to an agreement and pass a solution... READ MORE
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Work session on bias motivated crimes and state responses | News - March 14, 2017
    Who: Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), Chair of the House Public Safety Committee; Sarah Brown, Program Director, Criminal Justice, National Conference of State Legislatures; Michelle Deutchman, Western States Counsel, Anti-Defamation League What: House Public Safety Committee work session exploring hate crimes... READ MORE
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    Kirkland, WA 98033

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