Roger Goodman

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Roger Goodman
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 45th district
In office
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence Kirkland, Washington

Roger Goodman is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 45th district since 2007. Goodman won re-election in 2012 against Republican Joel Hussey. Goodman has been described by the Seattle Times as "progressive."[1]


Goodman earned an A.B degree from Dartmouth College, A.B. in 1983 and three years later he was awarded a J.D. from The George Washington University. Goodman also attended Harvard University where he received his M.P.A. (Kennedy School of Government)in 1998.[2]

Legislative career[edit]

Goodman is the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and serves on the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Early Learning and Children’s Services Committees.[3] He is also a member of the Law and Justice Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures[4] and serves on the Public Safety Task Force of the Council of State Governments.[5]

Goodman is recognized as a leader on public safety issues, who has received numerous awards for his work on keeping Washington State roadways safe.[6][7] Goodman has worked with the Washington State law enforcement community on HB 3254[8] and HB 2131[9] to strengthen state DUI laws. Goodman was named Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the Washington Association of Substance and Violence Prevention.[10]

Goodman helped lead efforts to create a four-year program at the Duvall campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology.[11]

Accusations Of Driving Under The Influence[edit]

According to divorce filings and text messages handed over to the Seattle Times from Goodman's ex-wife, Roger Goodman drove their two young children while under the influence of marijuana.[12][13] Goodman has denied the claims.[14] The claims made by Goodman's ex-wife became a point of political ads run against the state representative during his campaign for re-election in 2014.[15]


  1. ^ "The Times recommends: Joel Hussey in the 45th Legislative District | Editorials". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  2. ^ "House Democrats: Roger Goodman". Washington House of Representatives. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Goodman". Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Roger Goodman". Committee for Roger Goodman. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  6. ^ "Goodman earns traffic safety award". Redmond Reporter. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  7. ^ MADD. "Washington State". MADD. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  8. ^ "HB 3254 - 2007-08". Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  9. ^ "HB 2130 - 2007-08". Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  10. ^ wasavp. "Uniting prevention advocates in Washington State". WASAVP. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  11. ^ "HB 1885 - 2007-08". 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  12. ^ "Stoned-driving accusation dogs lawmaker’s campaign". The Seattle Times. 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  13. ^ "Kirkland State Rep. Roger Goodman Reportedly Drove After Using Marijuana". Redmond, WA Patch. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  14. ^ "Wife claims Rep. Goodman drove high with kids in the car; legislator denies allegations | Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter". Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter. 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  15. ^ "Stoned-driving accusation dogs lawmaker’s campaign". The Seattle Times. 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 

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