Roger Goodman

Roger Goodman (born 1961)[1] 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."[2]

Roger Goodman
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 45th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2007
Preceded byToby Nixon
Personal details
Born1961 (age 59–60)
Rhode Island, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceKirkland, Washington
Alma materDartmouth College (BA)
Harvard University (MPA)
George Washington University (JD)


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.[3]

Legislative careerEdit

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.[4] He is also a member of the Law and Justice Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures[5] and serves on the Public Safety Task Force of the Council of State Governments.[6]

Goodman is recognized as a leader on public safety issues, who has received numerous awards for his work on keeping Washington State roadways safe.[7][8] Goodman has worked with the Washington State law enforcement community on HB 3254[9] and HB 2131[10] to strengthen state DUI laws. Goodman was named Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the Washington Association of Substance and Violence Prevention.[11]

Goodman helped lead efforts to create a four-year program at the Duvall campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology.[12]

Accusations Of Driving Under The InfluenceEdit

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.[13][14] Goodman has denied the claims.[15] 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.[16]


  1. ^ "Legislative Manual 2021-2022" (PDF). Washington State Legislature.
  2. ^ "The Times recommends: Joel Hussey in the 45th Legislative District | Editorials". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  3. ^ "House Democrats: Roger Goodman". Washington House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
  4. ^ "Goodman". Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Roger Goodman". Committee for Roger Goodman. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
  7. ^ "Goodman earns traffic safety award". Redmond Reporter. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  8. ^ MADD. "Washington State". MADD. Archived from the original on 2014-07-24. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  9. ^ "HB 3254 - 2007-08". Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  10. ^ "HB 2130 - 2007-08". Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  11. ^ wasavp. "Uniting prevention advocates in Washington State". WASAVP. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  12. ^ "HB 1885 - 2007-08". 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  13. ^ "Stoned-driving accusation dogs lawmaker's campaign". The Seattle Times. 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  14. ^ "Kirkland State Rep. Roger Goodman Reportedly Drove After Using Marijuana". Redmond, WA Patch. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ "Stoned-driving accusation dogs lawmaker's campaign". The Seattle Times. 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2017-02-27.

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