SDC Staff

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Senior and Coordinating Staff

Paulette Avalos
Chief of Staff
360.786.7342

Heather Lewis-Lechner
Leadership Counsel
360.786.7813

Coco Chang
Liaison to Member Offices
360.786.7845

Aaron Wasser
Communications Director
360.786.7333

Sarah Clifthorne
Policy Director
360.786.7360

Leslie Harbaugh
Senior Caucus Assistant
360.786.7906

Communications

Aaron Wasser
Communications Director
360.786.7333
Sens. Billig, Conway, Liias

Chris West
Deputy Communications Director
360.786.7328
Sens. Billig, LovelettPedersen

Alex Bond
Senior Communications Specialist
360.786.7721
206.579.1857
Sens. Frame, Mullet, Nguyen

Kenneth Fockele
Senior Communications Specialist
360.786.7013
Sens. Dhingra, KeiserStanford

James Gold
Communications Specialist
509-960-1251
360-786-7686
Sens. Lovick, Salomon, Shewmake

Sam Gutierrez
Communications Specialist
360.786.7477
Sens. Hasegawa, Kuderer, Wellman
Members of Color Caucus

Olivia Heersink
Communications Specialist
360.786.7369
360.982.8709
Sens. Kauffman, Liias, Nobles, Robinson
LGBTQ Caucus

Rick Manugian
Senior Communications Specialist
Sens. Cleveland, Van De WegeWilson

Angela Kerndl
Communications Specialist
360.975.4340
Sens. Hansen, Hunt, Randall

Christian Lamas
Communications Specialist
360.786.7050
Sens. Saldaña, Trudeau, Valdez
Members of Color Caucus

Policy

Sarah Clifthorne
Policy Director
360.786.7360
LGBTQ Caucus
Labor & Commerce

Michael Althauser
Senior Policy Counsel
360.786.7741
Human Services
Early Learning

Matt Bridges
Senior Fiscal Analyst
360.786.7367
Ways & Means
Operating Budget; Revenue; Pensions; Redistricting

Thea Byrd
Policy Analyst
360.786.7364
Health & Long Term Care 
Behavioral Health
Joint Administrative Rules Review

Crys Florez
Tribal Liaison and Policy Analyst
360.786.7331
Higher Education & Workforce Development
Tribal Liaison

Adam Hall
Senior Policy Counsel
360.786.7078
Law & Justice
State Government & Elections
Redistricting

Heather Lewis-Lechner
Leadership Counsel
360.786.7813
Early Learning & K-12 Education
Rules
Appointments

Hannah McCarty
Senior Policy Counsel
360.786.7330
Transportation
Transportation Budget