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 lives in NE Seattle with spouse Janet Miller. His children Eileen and Henry went to Bryant, Eckstein, Roosevelt, and studied Political Science at Western Washington University. Gerry and Janet were active with PTA and other school programs.
Gerry is the only legislator in Washington who returns to their district every weekend to meet with constituents in drop-in “Traveling Town Halls” at local coffee spots. “It should not be easier for lobbyists to meet with legislators than constituents. You shouldn’t have to drive hours to Olympia during session to speak with your legislators.”