|Member of the Washington Senate
from the 5th district
November 30, 2012
|Preceded by||Dino Rossi|
|Alma mater||Indiana University (B.A.)
University of Washington
Born in Tukwila, Washington, Mullet is a graduate of Foster High School. He earned a B.A. in Finance from Indiana University, and a Master's in Public Affairs from the Evans School at the University of Washington in 2008. Mullet was the Washington High School State Tennis Champion in 1989 and 1990.
He is a small business owner, owning Zeeks Pizza and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream in Issaquah. Mullet had previously served as a Managing Director at Bank of America, serving as the Global Head of Foreign Currency Options Trading.
In 2012, Mullet was elected by a 54.31% to 45.38% majority over his opponent Brad Toft. During his campaign, Mullet’s opponents claimed foul play on the part of Mullet and his predecessor, Republican Senator Cheryl Pflug. Pflug was appointed by the Governor to the Growth Management Hearings Board after the filing deadline for state elections had past. This would have left Mullet unopposed had Republican Brad Toft not already intended to run against Pflug and Mullet in Washington’s Top Two Primary. After dropping out of the race, Pflug endorsed Mullet, listing his small business credentials, commitment to his community over party loyalty and knowledge of finance as reasons.
Mullet has also helped secure Capital funding for projects throughout the 5th Legislative District, including: Lake Sammamish State Park improvements, road improvements on I-90 and the Pickering Place Retail Center, improvements at Camp Korey, a grant for the Railway History Museum in Snoqualmie, repairs at the Fire Training Academy in North Bend, and funding to help build a new Tahoma High School within Maple Valley.
Before being elected to the Senate, Mullet served as a member of the Issaquah City Council, beginning in 2009. Mullet names Grand Ridge Plaza, a mixed-use retail center, and a plastic bag ban as his key accomplishments while on city council.
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