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ABOUT

State Representative Gerry Pollet has worked on behalf of the public interest, standing up for our environment and consumers against powerful special interests, for his entire career. 

Gerry is a UW School of Public Health faculty member and is widely recognized as one of our State’s leading voices to ensure Washington sets COVID policy based on science and public health principles. 

Gerry is a public interest lawyer (UW Law School), who started and directs the region’s largest citizens’ group, Heart of America Northwest, working for the cleanup of the nation’s most contaminated area, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. He wrote and led the state ballot initiatives that stopped the federal government from using Hanford as a national radioactive waste dump and has worked to combat climate change for over 20 years. 

Gerry serves on the board of the Washington Coalition for Open Government and is the Legislature’s leading advocate for openness.

Gerry has an unsurpassed record of leadership and achievement for the 46th District and all Washington. 

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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Gerry's been a long-time advocate for abortion rights and reproductive healthcare in Washington. As a faculty member at the UW School of Public Health, he knows how important access to reproductive health care is for women in our state. He has served as volunteer legal counsel for NARAL-Washington (now Pro-Choice WA).


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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

We are losing affordable housing units far faster than we can build new housing. Long-time residents are being displaced, while young working parents can't afford to rent family units and buying is out of reach because new construction homes now cost what had been unthinkable amounts.


Gerry has been a leader to build permanent supportive housing, fund rapid rehousing, preventing displacement and for protecting tenants. His record reflects years of dedication. 

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QUALITY EDUCATION

Gerry has been a leader to fully fund our children’s education. He has been a champion for lower class sizes, paying living wages for our educators, investing in professional development, and increasing school nurses, guidance counselors and social workers. Gerry has been recognized repeatedly as “the leading advocate” for special education students in the Legislature.

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