How to contact Olympia's decision-makers
A list of Olympia's decision-makers, and how to contact them.
A handful of people will make many of the key decisions on this year's state budget. They include the leaders of the House and Senate, and leaders of the budget committees in those chambers. You can let your voice be heard by contacting the individual lawmakers or by calling the legislative hotline.
Call the Legislative hotline at 800-562-6000 for questions about the legislative process or to leave a brief message for a lawmaker.
Information about bills and lawmakers: www.leg.wa.gov
Rep. Frank Chopp, Democrat, Speaker of the House
Rep. Pat Sullivan, Democrat,
House majority leader
Rep. Richard DeBolt,
Republican House leader
Rep. Ross Hunter,
Democrat, chairman of House Ways and Means Committee
Rep. Gary Alexander,
ranking Republican, House Ways and Means Committee
Sen. Lisa Brown,
Senate majority leader
Sen. Mike Hewitt,
Republican Senate leader
Sen. Ed Murray,
chairman of Senate Ways and Means Committee
Sen. Joe Zarelli,
ranking Republican, Senate Ways and Means Committee
Sam and Sara Lucchese create handmade pasta out of their kitchen-garage adjacent to their Ballard home. Here, they illustrate the final steps in making pappardelle pasta.