Citing “strong fiscal governance” and “strong fiscal management practices,” the nation’s top credit rating agencies agree that the work of Washington’s budget writers should result in the state maintaining its strong credit ratings. Moody’s (Aaa), S&P (AA+) and Fitch (AA+) pointed to Washington’s fiscal management, forecasting system and high budget reserves among the reasons for their decision to award the state strong credit ratings in their latest assessments. (Read the Moody’s report here) Washington has retained a top credit rating among states despite pandemic-related challenges to the global supply chain and inflationary pressures. Senate and House budget writers and leadership issued the statements below in response to the great fiscal news: Sen. David Frockt, Ways & Means Vice Chair: “Why is our state’s credit ...Read More
In the decade he has served in the Washington State Legislature, David Frockt has been a champion for improved health care, accessible higher education, a clean environment, and firearm responsibility. David currently serves as vice chair of the Ways & Means Committee and the Health & Long Term Care Committee.
Voters first elected David to serve the 46th Legislative District, comprising North Seattle and the suburbs Lake Forest Park and Kenmore, in 2010, and have re-elected him three times.
Early in his Senate career, David served in his party’s leadership in the Senate, including as Deputy Leader. Long considered an effective legislator even when his party was in the minority, David has served as the Senate’s lead capital budget writer since Democrats regained the majority during the 2018 Legislative Session. He has championed strong investments in projects to alleviate homelessness, increase access to behavioral health services, and build strong communities throughout Washington State. He also serves as vice chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, playing a key part in the state’s funding decisions.
Read David’s full biography here.
David in the News
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