OLYMPIA – After more than a decade of service in the Washington state Legislature, Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) announced today that he will retire from the Senate when his current term ends in December 2022 rather than seek re-election to a fourth term. “When I first ran for office in 2010, I saw a need for new leadership in our community,” said Frockt. “Representing the people of North Seattle, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore since then has been a distinct honor where I have been afforded the chance to work on some of the greatest challenges facing our state. But I came to this job with the firm conviction that the privilege of public service does not confer a right to ...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.
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