District 41

Position: Rep 1

John Pass

Party (1): R
Email: johnpass@johnjpass.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. Tana Senn

Party (1): D
Email: ElectTanaSenn@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 am running for re-election as a State Representative to continue to address challenges facing busy families. I am proud to be the sponsor of equal pay legislation and speak personally and passionately about the need for paid leave, so all workers can take care of their families’ health and economic security. I look forward to finally funding family and medical leave insurance
Prev. cosponsor (2): Yes

Position: Rep 2

Michael Appleby

Party (1): R
Email: michael@my-appleby.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. Judy Clibborn

Party (1): D
Email: jclibborn@comcast.net
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 will support
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
I will help by cosigning on the bill and speaking up in caucus
Q3: Optional additional statement:
Support for families has become more difficult and more important as our world gets faster paced and more expensive. We need the support at the early stages of our children’s lives to make them and their parents successful.
Prev. vote (3): Yea

Position: Senate

Sen. Steve Litzow

Party (1): R
Email: info@stevelitzow.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, I do think we should establish a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, but the issue is going to be a sustainable funding source that works for employees, employers and the state. Finding a funding source that works for everyone is what we need to make this a sustainable program, which is our greatest challenge.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes
Q3: Optional additional statement:
I am running for reelection to the State Senate to continue to provide opportunities and address challenges facing working families. I proudly sponsored the Equal Pay Opportunity bill, the Early Start High Quality Early Learning bill, the Breakfast After the Bell school food bill, the Opportunity Gap Closure bill along with balanced budgets that restored funding to TANF, restored State Food Assistance, cut College Tuition, and expanded Medicare to hundreds of thousands of Wa.

Lisa Wellman

Party (1): D
Email: info@wellmanforwasenate.org
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?
Definitely.  It’s already included in my stump speeches and on my campaign literature.  If elected I would advocate for these benefits.  We can’t talk about “family values” without an understanding of and support for legislation that supports families.  Paid family and medical leave directly addresses and supports families in formation and at periods of high stress.