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The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them. The people…do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may maintain control over the instruments that they have created…”

The above text, from the state’s Open Records Act, is one of my favorites. It really captures how I feel about the role of government in our lives. Government is here to serve us, not the other way around. And, I support all of the 10 amendments in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, not just a few.

Since being first elected to the state Senate in 1990, I have focused my time and energy on several important issues, most notably public safety and elections. I have prime-sponsored numerous pieces of legislation to encourage government accountability, and the protection of ballots and other important election materials. I also have worked to control property taxes, build public parks, keep sex predators out of neighborhoods, and crack down on meth crime.

I also have been active in promoting the teaching of other languages in Washington’s public elementary schools, particularly Chinese and Spanish. Over the years, I have traveled to Honduras and China on charity and trade missions. In June 2007, I led a delegation of 11 Washington state legislators and seven educators to China. In 2003, I founded La Escuela de Esperanza (School of Hope), which provides teachers, education material and humanitarian relief for Honduran children.

In the summer of 2003, I participated in an International Republican Institute program by teaching democracy to the women of the East Timor Parliament.  I also led a tour to the island of Atauro to show the members of that parliament how to hold town meetings.

I always enjoy hearing from my constituents about issues, so please don’t hesitate to call, write or e-mail me using the information on this page.

It continues to be an honor and a privilege to serve in the Washington State Senate.

Sincerely,

Pam

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Washington residents should be free to play fantasy football and other fantasy sports, says state Sen. Pam Roach, sponsor of legislation to decriminalize such games. “Our state sees fantasy football as a game of chance – a felony crime. Congress has long considered fantasy football to be a game of...
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Police officers, deputy sheriffs salute Sen. Roach’s commitment to law enforcement Police officers, deputy sheriffs salute Sen. Roach’s commitment to law enforcement
The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs has honored Sen. Pam Roach with its 2014 Legislator of the Year award. It’s the sixth time Roach has received the highest recognition presented by WACOPS, which represents more than 4,500 uniformed police officers and deputy sheriffs in Washington. “As someone who helps...
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Sen. Roach sworn in for record seventh term, chosen as Senate president pro tem Sen. Roach sworn in for record seventh term, chosen as Senate president pro tem
Sen. Pam Roach today took the oath of office for a seventh term as a state senator, more than any woman in state history, as the Washington Legislature convened for its 2015 regular session. A majority of the Senate’s 49 members then selected the 31st Legislative District lawmaker to serve...
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Sen. Roach to continue leading Senate’s oversight of state-government operations Sen. Roach to continue leading Senate’s oversight of state-government operations
Sen. Pam Roach has again been designated by the Senate majority to serve as chair of the Senate Government Operations and State Security Committee. The issues her committee considers include elections, campaign finance, military and veterans affairs, and all state and local administrative issues. “I will continue to focus on...
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