SEATTLE — The bipartisan Senate Special Committee on Economic Recovery today released recommendations for rebuilding a post-pandemic economy that works for all Washingtonians. “Washington’s economy has been stretched in unparalleled ways as the public health crisis began, leveled off, and then hit us again,” said Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), the committee’s chair. “To go from 3.8% unemployment to nearly 16% in a month, and then back down to our current rate, demonstrates how volatile this economic situation has been in the last 10 months. “The pandemic recession has not hit all workers and groups equally. Our first steps toward a fairer and more equitable economy must be controlling the virus, providing relief where it is most needed, and getting small- and medium-sized ...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, since Democrats regained the majority during the 2018 Legislative Session, David has served as the Senate’s lead capital budget writer. 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 Sen. Frockt’s full biography here.
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