District 21

Position: Rep 1

Alex Hels

Party (1): L
Email: alexander.hels.staterep@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. Strom Peterson

Party (1): D
Email: votestrom@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:
I cosponsored legislation and spoke on the floor regarding paid sick leave (HB1356) and look forward to continuing to aggressively support this legislation.

Position: Rep 2

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Party (1): D
Email: lillianortizself@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)?
Absolutely, as a School Counselor I see the impact when families have to take unpaid leave of absence.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
I would love to work at passing this during this upcoming session.
Q3: Optional additional statement:
I have always advocated for meeting the needs of the whole child and this includes the multiple needs of families. As such, economic stability and eradicating poverty are huge issues we must continue to tackle. Families are greatly affected when they have to take an unpaid leave of absence. Often times it is a choice between taking care of themselves or a loved one or putting food on the table. Passing family and medical leave insurance will have a great impact on the economic stability of many families.

Jeff Scherrer

Party (1): R
Email: Jeff@Jeff4State.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