Local legislators were in influential positions during the recently completed session

Thursday, May 2, 2019

By Evan Smith

The state legislature concluded its 2019 session on April 27. Three local legislators served as committee chairs

Democratic State Reps. Gerry Pollet and Cindy Ryu and State Sen. David Frockt all led committees in the 2019 Legislature.

Pollet was chairman of the Local Government Committee in the House of Representatives; Ryu led the House committee on housing, community development and veterans; and Frockt led the Senate Ways and Means Committee’s work on the capital budget.

Pollet and Frockt represent the 46th Legislative District, including Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, and north and northeast Seattle.

Ryu represents the 32nd Legislative District, including the city of Shoreline, part of northwest Seattle, Woodway, south Edmonds and nearby unincorporated areas of south Snohomish County, the city of Lynnwood and part of Mountlake Terrace.

Pollet was a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the House College and Workforce Development Committee in addition to being chairman of the Local Government Committee.
Frockt was vice chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and a member of the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee and its Behavioral Health Subcommittee.

Ryu was a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Consumer Protection and Business Committee in addition to being chairwoman of the committee on housing, community development and veterans.

Committee Assignments for these and other local legislators (All are Democrats):

32nd Legislative District—

• Sen. Jesse Salomon

Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Parks Committee vice chairman; Senate Local Government Committee vice chairman; Law and Justice Committee member; member of the committee on early learning and K-12 education.

• Rep. Lauren Davis

House Public Safety Committee vice chairwoman; House Rules Committee member; House Capital Budget Committee member; House Health Care and Wellness Committee member.

• Rep. Cindy Ryu

House Housing, Community Development and Veterans Committee chairwoman; House Appropriations Committee member; House Consumer Protection and Business Committee member.

46th Legislative District—

• Sen. David Frockt

Senate Ways and Means Committee vice chairman for the operating budget, leader for the capital budget; Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee member; Behavioral Health Subcommittee member.

•Rep. Javier Valdez

House Transportation Committee second vice chairman; House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee member; House Education Committee member.

•Rep. Gerry Pollet

House Local Government Committee chairman; House Appropriations Committee member; House College and Workforce Development Committee member.



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