On this race: Elected Experience: State Senator; Ranking Member, Senate Governmental Operations and Election Committee
Other Professional Experience: Chief of Staff to King County Councilman Kent Pullen; Postal Service; family businesses
Education: B. S., Brigham Young University (1970), teaching certificate
Community Service: Pam has served on the boards of the Auburn Food Bank and Valley Cities Counseling and Referral; Chair, Governmental Operations and Election Committee; Chair Senate Judiciary Committee, Joint Select Committee on Military and Veteran's Affairs Executive Board; Boy Scouts; Lake Tapps Task Force founding member; Open Government "sunshine" Committee; WA Institute for Public Policy; Member area Chambers of Commerce; Farm Bureau; Washington Taxpayers Association
Statement: Senator Pam Roach stands up for the people of the 31st District. She is a defender of all Constitutional Rights. She respects the wishes of taxpayers and voted against recent tax increases that hurt our economy. She supports a 2/3 majority vote to raise taxes.
Pam has gained a reputation as an expert in open government, elections and public safety. No duty is more fundamental than keeping the public safe in their homes and neighborhoods. Yet, lax judges and wrongheaded laws have often released sex predators and felons into society. Pam was a co-sponsor of new law to keep dangerous felons from being free on bail.
To promote open government, Senator Roach sponsored the performance audit law that has found millions of dollars of wasteful and illegal government spending. She is currently leading an ad hoc committee to save Rainier School from closure.
For her outstanding community service, Pam is endorsed by Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson, Edgewood Mayor Jeff Hogan, Enumclaw Mayor Liz Reynolds and Sumner Mayor Dave Enslow. Also Attorney General Rob McKenna, the King County Police Officers Guild, State Patrol Troopers, Valley Professional Fire Fighters (Auburn and Pacific), Federation of State Employees, SEIU.