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David Frockt 46th LD

ON EDUCATION

"We know that the combination of poor economic conditions and budget cuts has heaped more of the costs of college onto students and their families. In 2012, I came into the Senate and took the position that there should be no more cuts to higher education funding – period."


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First elected to the state house of representatives in 2010, David was elected early on by his Democratic Caucus colleagues as Assistant Floor Leader, a rare responsibility given to a rookie member of the State House. Following the untimely passing of Sen. Scott White in October of 2011, the Metropolitan King County Council voted unanimously to appoint David to represent the 46th District in the state senate.

David passed legislation designed to lead to a more efficient regulatory environment for public schools in Seattle and around the state to host pre and after school programs.

David was proud to help procure a capital appropriation for Children’s Hospital and fought to restore a key funding formula for the hospital to backfill funds lost due to Medicaid rate payment cuts. David is also a strong advocate for funding early childhood education and was one of six legislators to sponsor an amendment to the House Budget that would have restored cuts in teacher pay.

Prior to coming to the Legislature, David worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. as an aide to US Rep Romano Mazzoli, a senior member of the House Judiciary and Small Business Committees. 

David and his wife Rebecca will be celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary this year. They live in North Seattle and are the proud parents of eight year old twins.

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