Statement from House Speaker Frank Chopp and Democratic Caucus Chair Eric Pettigrew on the passing of Representative Roger Freeman:
“Our hearts and prayers are with the family of Rep. Roger Freeman today. We have lost a treasured colleague and friend, but they have lost their husband and father.
“Roger was a deeply spiritual man who lived his faith every single day. As a legislator, he was passionate about social justice, strong families, and educational opportunities for all.
“We will miss him greatly. Our focus in the coming days will be making sure his wife, Sonya, and their children are cared for. They are his greatest legacy.”
Helping the Freeman Family:
As the Freeman family deals with their terrible loss, the House Democratic Caucus has set up a fund to help them. If you’d like to contribute, donations can be made to:
Memorial Fund for Representative Roger Freeman
Checks may be mailed to:
Wells Fargo Bank
914 S 348th St
Federal Way, WA 98003
Wire transfers can be made to:
Account # 2143114573
Routing # 125008547
Message from the Chair:
House Democrats are creating a brighter future for our state. We are working together to build One Washington from Anatone to Cape Flattery and from Metaline to Ilwaco–no artificial boundaries or divisions, just One Washington.
The House Democratic Campaign Committee, better known as the HDCC, is the political arm of the House Democrats in Washington state. We work to strengthen the Democratic House majority in Olympia–a majority we have held since 2001.
House Democrats have made real progress on issues that matter most to Washington’s families–we concentrate on issues that matter to you! We must work hard and make responsible decisions that will help Washington move forward:
- Building a strong middle class
- Funding excellent public schools from preschool through postgraduate levels
- Creating family wage jobs through programs that accelerate economic recovery and spur job growth
- Building a transportation infrastructure that meets our 21st Century needs
- Protecting our people and neighborhoods by working to protect people in every corner of Washington and refusing to turn our backs when our neighbors are in need
- Supporting our environment by building an Evergreen Legacy as stewards of our state’s natural beauty and our children’s quality of life
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Thank you for visiting; we look forward to our work together in 2014 and beyond as we pull together to move Washington toward a better tomorrow!
Representative Sam Hunt, HDCC Chair