Rep. Pat Sullivan announced today that he won’t seek re-election this year and will leave the Legislature at the end of his current term. Sullivan was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2004 and has served as House majority leader since 2010. Following the announcement, Gov. Jay Inslee released the following statement.
“Pat has served as a steady, dedicated leader for the people of this state. He has helped shepherd many significant policies and budgets through the Legislature and is a true champion for strengthening education opportunities and supporting working families. Pat’s calm, pragmatic approach and willingness to consider diverse viewpoints has helped bring legislators together on many difficult issues, particularly during the Great Recession and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. Most importantly, Pat remains the most passionate legislative hockey fan in Washington state history. I appreciate his partnership over these past nine years and wish him and his family all the best.”