Elected Experience: State Representative, 45th District, 2006 - 2012; Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee; Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee; Early Learning & Human Services Committee.
Other Professional Experience: King County Bar Association, 2000-08; Director, Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Washington State Law and Justice Advisory Council; Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, US Congressmen Bob Wise (WV) and Rick Boucher (VA), 1988-1995.
Education: Dartmouth College, A.B.; George Washington University, J.D.; Harvard University, M.P.A.
Community Service: Hopelink, Board of Directors; President, Kirkland's Lakeview Neighborhood Association; Rotary Club; King County Substance Abuse Administrative Board. Roger and his wife live with their young son and daughter in Kirkland, WA.
Statement: Roger Goodman puts local priorities first and gets results. Rising above partisan bickering Roger has worked successfully across the aisle and helped pass balanced, responsible budgets, demanding accountability measures while avoiding cuts to education. He closed tax loopholes on Wall Street banks, and passed the 2012 Jobs Now package, creating thousands of good jobs for our region.
Roger knows a strong economy requires smart investments— from higher education to the 520 bridge. A father and public safety leader, he passed important education reforms, nationally-acclaimed tough DUI laws, and protected domestic violence victims. Roger Goodman: a commonsense leader who listens.