Champions for Children are state lawmakers recognized by the Children’s Alliance for their outstanding service on behalf of children. Each Champion for Children provided significant leadership during the 2009 state legislative session in preserving, protecting, or advancing state policies or investments that will improve the well‐being of vulnerable children in Washington.
These lawmakers distinguished themselves by joining with the Children’s Alliance to make children a priority in one of the toughest economic recessions in recent memory.
Speaker of the House Frank Chopp
Representative Ruth Kagi
Representative Eric Pettigrew
Representative Skip Priest
Representative Larry Seaquist
Representative Pat Sullivan
Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown
Senator Claudia Kauffman
Senator Karen Keiser
Senator Joe McDermott