|Washington House Of Representatives District 45a|
|2007 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Dartmouth College, 1983|
|Master's||John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1998|
|J.D.||The George Washington University School of Law, 1986|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Goodman earned his AB from Dartmouth College in 1983. He went on to receive his JD from The George Washington University School of Law in 1986. In 1998 he received his MPA from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Goodman was a Visiting Research Associate at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1981.
Goodman was an attorney for Tillinghast, Collins and Graham from 1986 to 1988. In 1988, he worked as legal staff for the Democratic National Committee. He then worked as Legislative Director/Counsel for United States Representatives Bob Wise from 1989 to 1993. Goodman worked for United States Representative Rick Boucher as Chief of Staff from 1993 to 1995.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Goodman served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Early Learning and Human Services|
|• Public Safety, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Goodman served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Early Learning and Human Services|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
|• Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Goodman served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Early Learning and Children's Services|
|• Judiciary, Vice-chair|
|• Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness|
Bond's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Education and Early Education
- Excerpt: "Without question, our top priority is public education. 'Ample' funding for education is our constitutional obligation; it is also critical to our competitiveness in the global market and to our good citizenship at home. We must carefully redefine 'basic education' and invest in it with transparency and accountability so we know what we are paying for." "As far as funding is concerned, my top priorities for improving education in Washington are increasing teacher pay and incentives and reducing classroom size. The voters voted for that a few years ago and we need to make good on the voters’ will. Other major funding issues are special education (current inadequate resources have prompted a lawsuit against the state), advanced placement programs like Quest and the huge deficit in available spaces in our state’s post-secondary institutions. Also, research tells us that one of our most critical needs is early learning, for which we need an expanded infrastructure (facilities and trained staff) to reach more children."
- Jobs and The Economy
- Excerpt: "As we move forward we need to continue supporting our cornerstone industries such as aerospace, agriculture and timber. We should keep our focus on infrastructure projects that spur economic development and on tax breaks and employee training for those companies with good-paying jobs. Just as important is the small business community, the main engine of job creation and innovation. We need to keep our small business owners successful and encourage entrepreneurship."
- Environmental Protection
- Excerpt: "Today we face some critical environmental challenges that require immediate attention, including water shortages, water quality threats, the need to preserve Puget Sound and the need to wean ourselves from fossil fuels and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Puget Sound is the heart of our life support system. Last session, I supported the first down payment in the urgent cleanup of Puget Sound – and there is a lot more work to do. We need to support the newly-created Puget Sound Partnership and give it the resources it needs to continue its important work in coordinating the long term cleanup."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "First and foremost, all children in Washington must have access to quality health care and I strongly support the initiative to make that happen. We should focus on preventive care rather than having to be reactive with expensive trauma and chronic disease care. We also need to innovate. In an environment of narrow profit margins and budgetary restraints we must be more creative in the health care field. There are models of health care plans that put in place disease management guidelines focusing on health rather than health care, and achieve the best outcomes while containing costs. We should provide incentives and create an atmosphere that allows us to replicate those successful models."
- Traffic Problems And Transportation Choices
- Excerpt: "We must do more than merely widen highway lanes. We must build a truly multi-modal system that allows us to move commerce faster and that equitably gets us where we want to go. But I won’t lie to you – in the meanwhile, we’ll still be sitting in traffic because these developments will take some time. ...The new 520 bridge is our top transportation priority, both to reduce congestion and for urgent safety reasons. ...I support a huge expansion of bus rapid transit and enlarged park and ride lots. Light rail just may not be affordable any longer, given the cost of the seismic retrofits on the I-90 bridge. Light rail also won’t work on the 520 bridge because of the steep grades. ...Locally, the roads in the 45th District are in desperate need of upgrading, including Avondale Road, Woodinville-Duvall Road and State Route 203."
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "I will not support any general tax increases, whether they are excise taxes, property taxes or business and occupation taxes. The tax burden is already too great for property owners, small businesses and people on limited incomes. I will not support any new type of tax. We are regrettably far off from comprehensive tax reform. As I have said before, no cherry picking allowed. ...We must devise a revenue system that is less regressive and less unstable."
- Public Safety and Public Order
- Excerpt: "As we move forward in the Legislature I will focus sharply on the chronic problem of domestic violence. It is shocking to learn that half of all of the women who die each year in our area are killed by their abusive partners. This epidemic deserves major attention and I will convene law enforcement, the courts and other concerned parties through the Judiciary Committee to find better solutions. Local budgets are busting across Washington State because of the increasing burden of the criminal justice system. Something is way out of balance. It is time we took a serious look at how our criminal justice dollars are spent so we focus primarily on crimes against persons and property instead of squandering huge sums on a punitive approach toward the mentally ill and the addicted."
Goodman won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 45a. Goodman was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Joel Hussey (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 45a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Roger Goodman Incumbent||56.5%||37,975|
|Washington State House of Representatives, District 45a Blanket Primary, 2012|
|Democratic||Roger Goodman Incumbent||49%||14,174|
Roger Goodman was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 45a. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. In the November 2, 2010 general election he was defeated by Republican Kevin Haistings.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 45a General Election (2010)|
|Roger Goodman (D)||29,242|
|Kevin Haistings (R)||27,731|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 45a Primary (2010)|
|Roger Goodman (D)||15,325||50.31%|
|Kevin Haistings (R)||15,137||49.69%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Roger Goodman won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 45 receiving 54.48% of the vote (34,585 votes), defeating Republican Toby Nixon who received 45.52% of the vote (28,898 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 45(2008)|
|Roger Goodman (D)||34,585||54.48%|
|Toby Nixon (R)||28,898||45.52%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Goodman was up for re-election, he collected $202,803 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roger Goodman's campaign in 2010|
|House Democratic Campaign Committee||$46,063|
|Washington State Democratic Party||$14,702|
|45Th District Democrats||$6,000|
|Loschen, Matthew G||$3,200|
|Gorin, Ralph E||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$202,803|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Roger Goodman's 2008 campaign.
|House Democratic Campaign Committee of Washington||$91,010|
|45th District Democrats||$1,600|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||$1,000|
|Food & Commercial Workers Local 21||$800|
|Seiu Healthcare 1199NW||$800|
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. 
Goodman proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $3.76 billion, the 25th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Goodman and his wife, Liv, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Roger + Goodman + Washington + House"
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- Roger Goodman's campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Goodman
- District website on House Democrats page
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Goodman
- Re-Elect Roger Goodman, "Issues," accessed August 3, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results - Legislative - All Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- Kirkland Views "Kirkland’s State Rep. Roger Goodman Running for Congress in 1st Congressional District," June 27, 2011
- Roger Goodman campaign website "Goodman withdraws from congressional race," April 12, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
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