District 10

Position: Rep 1

Michael Scott

Party (1): L
Email: michaelscottelect@gmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond

Rep. Norma Smith

Party (1): R
Email: office@votenormasmith.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond

Position: Rep 2

Doris Brevoort

Party (1): D
Email: votedorisrep@gmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
I think passing family and medical leave insurance for WA state workers is one of the most important things we can do in the legislature, especially for women and older citizens. It is a win win situation for everyone and needs to be supported immediately. Thank you for the opportunity to express my thoughts on this matter.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
If elected, yes I will be a champion in passage of this legislation.
Q3: Optional additional statement:
I spent 25+ years in Seattle Public Schools as a counselor and special education teacher. I have seen over and over how hard it is for working families to take care of children when children get sick, or have an ongoing physical or behavioral condition.  Parents / guardians need to be able to take time from work to care for their children, spouses, and even their own parents.  The emotional stress invoked when parents do NOT have time to take care of their family’s basic needs takes its own toll on the health of the individual parent, and the family. I believe this is unnecessary in our 21st Century society. It is also vastly inequitable, since successfully self-employed or more affluent people have work that gives them greater flexibility so taking “leave” is not even a question. In my own experience, I have taken time off to care for an aging family member who because of a mental health condition needed support to stay in our home. As a school district employee, I had accumulated weeks “Sick leave” that I was permitted to use as “Family leave” so I had paid time off, until the weeks ran out. This made a big difference in my own as well as my family member’s health.

Rep. Dave Hayes

Party (1): R
Email: electdavehayes@gmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond

Position: Senate

Sen. Barbara Bailey

Party (1): R
Email: barbbailey10@gmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond
Prev. vote (3): Nay

Angie Homola

Party (1): R
Email: angieforpeople@gmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Yes.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes.
Q3: Optional additional statement:
Affordable and accessible health care is vital to every person living in Washington State.  Nobody should have to worry about how they will pay for their injuries, or avoid the doctors because they cannot pay for the visit. I would support legislation that will create greater incentive for businesses to provide health care to all their workers.  By introducing large fines for businesses that force employees to use Medicaid, we will encourage all employers to provide healthcare coverage. I would additionally like to outlaw using immigration status as an excuse for not qualifying for healthcare coverage through employers.  I support a health care for all –government run system of medical care.