A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 37 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Elected Washington House of Representatives November 2002-Present; Chair, Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee; Current Member, Ways & Means Committee; Community Economic and Trade Committee
Other Professional Experience: Director of Business Development and Community Relations, Regence BlueShield, Public Policy Specialist, The Children’s Alliance; Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety, Mayor Norman Rice; Director of Emergency Management, City of Seattle
Education: B.S. Sociology, Oregon State University; M.S.W. Community Organizing, University of Washington
Community Service: Past President, Rainier Valley Chamber of Commerce; Board, Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club; little league baseball and basketball coach.
Statement: Eric Pettigrew brings people together to get results.
As your Legislator: Sponsored legislation promoting the purchase of fresh produce from local farms to Washington schools, farmers markets and food banks. Secured approximately $3.7 million dollars for programs targeting youth violence prevention and at-risk youth intervention. Successfully primed budget request to help grandparents raising their grandchildren, fund capital building projects including the Wing Luke and African American museum and parks for children with developmental disabilities. Led the passage of legislation to provide collective bargaining rights for child care workers. And many more initiatives to improve life in the 37th.