June 12, 2014
New: June 12, 1:16 p.m.
After a decade in Olympia, Larry Springer is seeking another term representing the 45th District.
“I love the work,” Springer said. “It’s stimulating. It’s exciting, and I’m a problem solver.”
Springer, 67, is running for his sixth term in the state House representing the 45th District, which covers the northern half of Sammamish along with Redmond, Kirkland and parts of Woodinville. The former Kirkland mayor owns a wine shop with his wife, who is the deputy mayor of Kirkland. Read more
June 4, 2014
New: June 4, 12:18 p.m.
Brendan Woodward is running to give voters an option. The first-time candidate from Woodinville is challenging longtime state Rep. Larry Springer (D) for a seat representing the 45th district in the Legislature.
“I want to give voters an option,” said Woodward, who is running as a Republican.
The district covers the northern half of Sammamish and stretches across Redmond, Kirkland and Woodinville. Read more
May 16, 2014
New: May 16, 10:48 a.m.
After four terms in the state Legislature, the newness has worn off for Rep. Roger Goodman (D-45). He’s running for a fifth term, he said, because he enjoys how his actions help others.
“I’m very gratified at the measurable results,” Goodman said. “I know I’ve made a difference.”
Goodman is chairman of the House of Representatives’ Public Safety Committee, which has oversight over law enforcement, adult correctional facilities, drunk driving, sex offenses and more. Read more
May 9, 2014
New: May 9, 1:14 p.m.
Joel Hussey is taking another shot at the state House of Representatives. The Redmond resident is once again running as a Republican against incumbent Democrat Roger Goodman for a 45th District seat.
Hussey lost to Goodman in 2012 by a 56-44 margin.
“There is such a compelling need for change,” Hussey said. “I would like to do my part to make Washington a great place.” Read more
February 17, 2014
New: Feb. 17, 12:04 p.m.
No matter where you live in Sammamish, you state legislators will host a town hall meeting Feb. 22. Read more
January 26, 2014
New: Jan. 26, 11:17 a.m.
Redmond resident Matt Isenhower announced he is running for the 45th District state Senate seat held by Republican Andy Hill.
Isenhower, 33, who is running as a Democrat, said he was upset at the partisan gridlock in the last legislative cycle, which led to two special sessions and nearly caused a state-government shutdown.
“I’m convinced that we can do better,” he said. “It’s time to put the people’s priorities ahead of partisan games.” Read more
December 31, 2012
New: Dec. 31, 3:16 p.m.
Sammamish’s Republican state senators are poised to play key roles in budget and education issues in Olympia next year.
Sen. Steve Litzow, who represents the southern half of the city in the 41st District, and Sen. Andy Hill, who covers the rest of Sammamish in the 45th District, will be given plum committee chairmanships as part of a new majority coalition announced earlier this month. Read more
November 14, 2012
In the first race after redistricting earlier in the year, most Sammamish voters saw new names on their ballots.
The southern half of the city is now in the 41st District, while the northern half is in the 45th.
But the batch of new-to-Sammamish lawmakers all won re-election Nov. 6, with generally large margins of victory. Read more
November 12, 2012
New: Nov. 12, 2:53 p.m.
Residents in the north half of Sammamish are invited to join a telephone town hall meeting with state Sen. Andy Hill (R-45). The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov.15. Hill will take questions from constituents and discuss current state issues and his priorities for the 2013 legislative session, which begins Jan. 14.
To be part of the event, call 1-877-229-8493 shortly before 7 p.m. and enter the code 18404 when prompted.
October 24, 2012
45th Legislative District
State House of Representatives, Position 1 — Roger Goodman
Roger Goodman has solid, specific ideas for how to move the state forward. While he sometimes focuses on peripheral issues, in doing so he’s built relationships with members of the other party. In the coming term, he needs to focus more on jobs and the economy and less on marijuana and drunk driving, but he’s up to the task.
State House of Representatives, Position 2 — Larry Springer
Larry Springer has demonstrated a willingness to work with his counterparts across the aisle, a needed rarity in these hyper-partisan times. He’s a member of a group of centrist (some call them conservative) Democrats, who work to find sensible solutions to intractable problems. Springer is becoming an elder statesman in the Legislative delegation from the Eastside. His seniority allows him to give voters in the district an important, intelligent voice in statewide issues.