Elected Experience: State Representative; Chair, House Public Safety Committee; Judiciary Committee; Environment Committee.
Other Professional Experience: Attorney in private practice; 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, AB; George Washington University, JD; Harvard University, MPA.
Community Service: Hopelink, Board of Directors; President, Kirkland's Lakeview Neighborhood Association; Rotary Club; King County Substance Abuse Administrative Board. MADD National Legislator of the Year. Roger is a father of two wonderful young children, and lives in Kirkland.
Statement: It’s been an honor serving you and I’m proud of my track record of listening and standing up for our communities. Working with Republicans and Democrats, we invested in reducing class sizes, expanded early learning programs, and actually cut college tuition.
I’m the father of two and prioritize keeping our communities safe. I implemented nationally acclaimed DUI laws, reducing alcohol-related deaths, authored landmark legislation to protect domestic violence victims and seniors from elder abuse, and supported policies to ensure equal pay for women. Let’s keep putting good ideas to work for you! I respectfully ask for your vote.