February 27, 2013
In his six years in the Washington State House, 45th District Rep. Roger Goodman (D), has made a name for himself toughening driving under the influence laws, even winning a “legislator of the year” award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
But in documents submitted in Goodman’s ongoing divorce from his wife of 16 years, Liv Grohn, and in interviews, Goodman seems to admit to driving after using marijuana. These allegations concern a time period when even possession of marijuana was illegal.
In an Oct. 4 court filing, Grohn accuses Goodman of acting “with willful disregard for our children’s safety by repeatedly driving them while stoned.” Read more
October 17, 2012
The Washington State Supreme Court threw down the gauntlet earlier this year with respect to the state’s role in funding K-12 education, leaving legislators with the unenviable task of coming up with billions of dollars more in the coming years, despite a slowly recovering economy and a tax-averse public. Read more
July 28, 2012
New: July 28, 1:18 p.m.
Incumbent Democrat Roger Goodman is facing a challenge from a seasoned business executive and an upstart young military veteran as he seeks a fourth term representing 45th District voters in Olympia.
Voters will decide in the Aug. 7 primary which two of the three men – Goodman, Republican Joel Hussey and Democrat Jacob Bond – will advance to the November general election. Read more
April 12, 2012
New: April 12, 12:05 p.m.
Three-term representative Roger Goodman will abandon his Congressional campaign and run for reelection in the 45th District of the state house, which includes the north half of Sammamish.
Goodman had been running to replace U.S. Rep Jay Inslee, who is leaving his 1st District seat to run for governor. Read more
April 4, 2012
A recently passed bill spearheaded by 45th District Rep. Roger Goodman (D) will toughen the state’s drunk driving laws.
House Bill 2443, which unanimously passed the House and Senate and is awaiting a signature from Gov. Chris Gregoire, tightens up several facets of the state’s DUI laws, including: Read more
February 10, 2012
New: Feb. 10, 3:07 p.m.
State legislators from the 45th District will take a break from the budget, gay marriage and other state legislative issues to chat with Sammamish residents at City Hall Saturday, Feb. 18.
Republican Sen. Andy Hill and Democratic Reps. Roger Goodman and Larry Springer will host a mid-session Town Hall from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Citizens are invited to come prepared with questions for the legislators.
The 45th District currently covers the north edge of Sammamish, though it will include the entire north half of the city after the new state legislative map goes into effect in November.
February 1, 2012
New: Feb. 1, 1:18 p.m.
Three local neighborhoods have been the target of scrap metal thieves who have dismantled portions of their entrance signs in recent months.
Timberline, Sterling Woods and Waterbrook have all fallen victim to the thief or thieves, who have torn copper tops off the neighborhoods’ monuments, leaving homeowners associations with thousands of dollars of repair costs. Read more
August 3, 2011
State representative Roger Goodman has announced that he will be running for U.S. Congress in 2012 in the 1st Congressional District, not the 8th as he had said initially.
Goodman, a Democrat and current state representative for portions of north Sammamish in the 45th Legislative District, had earlier announced he was running for the Congress in the 8th District — which covers Sammamish — even though he lives in the 1st. Read more
June 14, 2011
The lawmakers representing Sammamish and the 5th Legislative District in Olympia ranked near the top for the number of missed votes during the 2011 regular and special sessions.
The information, released June 1 in a report from the nonpartisan organization WashingtonVotes.org, shows state Rep. Jay Rodne missed 120 votes during the during the 60-day regular session and the 30-day special session due to family emergencies. State representatives held 714 roll-call votes during the sessions. Read more
February 24, 2011
New: Feb. 26, 2:24 p.m.
A bill proposed by a local representative that would protect rape victims from being cross-examined by their alleged attacker took a step towards reality Feb. 22.
House bill 1001, introduced by Democratic Rep. Roger Goodman (45th District), passed thestate House of Representatives unanimously on a 92-0 vote. The bill would ask the courts to prevent defendants representing themselves in rape cases from questioning their victims on the witness stand. Goodman said an accused rapist could instead question through closed-circuit television, through a third party or through written questions. Read more