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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. 


As a UW School of Public Health faculty member, Gerry is a leader to ensure Washington responds to COVID based on science and public health principles. He continues to lead efforts to have the contact tracing, vaccination and testing in place for our children to return to school and continue in-person learning. 

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Gerry has been a regional leader on fighting climate change and protecting our environment for over 25 years. 

As Chair of the House Local Government Committee, Gerry is shepherding legislation to have all local government land use and traffic plans include reducing our local contributions to climate change, as well as increasing density in urban areas near transit. 

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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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