East King County Chambers Coalition Legislative Wrap-Up
Join us on June 27
Join with Delegates to the East King Chambers Coalition, your fellow local business leaders and our Eastside legislators to be informed on issues important to businesses. Emcee Randy Bannecker will guide the conversation with legislators, as they discuss what was different this year with expanded one-party majorities and how our adopted legislative agenda fared in this environment.
37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
June 27, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mark Mullet is represents the communities of Black Diamond, Maple Valley, Issaquah, North Bend, Carnation, Snoqualmie and parts of Enumclaw and Renton.
Mark is the chair of the Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Ways & Means Committee and the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. Additionally, Mark serves on the Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee.
Representative Tana Senn consistently advocates for busy families through policies that address education and community needs, and seeks upstream solutions to prevent crises before they occur. She chairs the Human Services and Early Learning Committee and sits on the Local Government Committee and the Appropriations Committee. Tana has championed legislation to close the gender pay gap and ensure our children have access to mental health services and social emotional learning in our schools. Tana also serves as Co-Chair of the Oversight Board for the newly created Department of Children, Youth and Family Services.
J.T. currently serves as House Republican Leader. His legislative priorities include providing a quality education for children, crafting a sustainable state budget, and helping find sustainable solutions for homelessness, addiction and hopelessness — all of which are crushing Washington's small towns and cities.
Drew is a native Washingtonian and resides with his family in Auburn. He is the founder and managing attorney of Stokesbary PLLC. Additionally, Drew serves on the Auburn Valley YMCA Board and Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee.
In the legislature, Drew serves as the Republican lead on the Appropriations committee.
Representative Thai is a passionate education advocate who is committed to ensuring equity and access for all. This commitment springs both from the early support she herself received as a student, and as the parent of two children who currently attend Bellevue schools. She was elected as the School Board Director for the Bellevue School District, and later elected by her fellow Board Directors to serve as Vice President of the Washington State School Board Directors Association (WSSDA) in 2017.
Rep. Thai was appointed vice chair of the Civil Rights & Judiciary committee. She also serves on the Health Care & Wellness committee, and the Education committee.
Representative Larry Springer is the Deputy Majority Leader in the House of Representatives. He’s a lifelong resident of East King County and served 11 years on the Kirkland City Council, including four as Mayor. Larry began his career as an elementary school teacher, only to be drawn away by his passion for the art and intricacies of fine wine. After opening his store in Kirkland, Larry became involved in the community. As a small business owner, he felt that it was part of his responsibility to help revitalize the community and help it become not just a place to live, but a place to live well.
Since his first election to the Legislature in 2004, Larry has been an advocate for education, social responsibility, economic development and security, the arts, and creating “community.” His work was instrumental in bringing a Performing Arts Center to Kirkland. Larry was awarded the “End Hunger Award” at the 2014 Hunger Summit for his work in securing funding for Emergency Food Assistance Programs.
State Representative Debra Entenman is a former non-traditional student who is passionate about education for people of all ages and stages of life. That passion stems from her own experiences, as well as her family’s experiences, in pursuing higher education. As the daughter of a Seattle teacher, Debra believes in helping reach their goals by advocating for programs that lift families out of hopelessness and enable them to succeed. She benefited from that type of advocacy as an inaugural member of the Seattle/King County Head Start program, where she began her love of education.
Dr. Vandana Slatter currently serves on three House committees: College & Workforce Development; Innovation, Technology & Economic Development; and Transportation (2nd Vice Chair). She is also Co-chair of the Science, Technology and Innovation Caucus, and serves on the Future of Work Task Force, the Electric Airplane Working Group, and the Aviation Biofuels Task Force.
Her public service activities include advocacy for access to medicine, healthcare, and education. She currently serves on the UW Evans School Advisory Board. In 2007, Vandana was appointed by Governor Gregoire to a four-year term on the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.
Lisa serves on the Human Services & Early Learning Committee (Vice-Chair), the Capital Budget Committee, the Education Committee. Her priorities include: creating an education system that equitably supports each and every child, giving them their best opportunity for a successful future; ensuring the State Highway 18 and Interstate 90 interchange is completed as quickly as possible and securing funding for further lane expansion on Highway 18; addressing the housing crisis our communities are facing by funding projects that build affordable housing throughout eastern King County and the State; providing support for our children from birth to a career, as well as for our most vulnerable neighbors.
As a state senator, Steve's focus is on maintaining a strong education system that supports great teachers and promotes innovative learning, ensuring a vibrant private-sector job market to strengthen our economy, addressing our transportation system, particularly major choke points, and updating public safety laws to better protect citizens.
In November 2016, Representative Kloba was elected to her first term in the State House of Representatives, where she now serves as vice-chair of the Innovation, Technology, and Economic Development Committee as well as serving on the Transportation and Commerce & Gaming committees. Areas of interest include data privacy, energy policy, multi-modal transportation, special education, behavioral health, cannabis policy and research, and problem gambling.
Roger Goodman has represented the 45th District since 2006 when he was elected into the Washington House of Representatives.
Senator Phil Fortunato was elected to the Senate to serve the 31st legislative district. The District includes parts of King and Pierce counties.
Phil brings a wealth of private sector and legislative experience having served as the State Representative of the 47th District in 99-00. He has been a contractor for over 30 years, starting his first business at 18, and is currently a recognized expert in Clean Water Act compliance.
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