HR 4666
ByRepresentatives Jinkins, Wilcox, Abbarno, Barkis, Bateman, Berg, Bergquist, Berry, Boehnke, Bronoske, Caldier, Callan, Chambers, Chandler, Chapman, Chase, Chopp, Cody, Corry, Davis, Dent, Dolan, Donaghy, Duerr, Dye, Entenman, Eslick, Fey, Fitzgibbon, Frame, Gilday, Goehner, Goodman, Graham, Gregerson, Griffey, Hackney, Hansen, Harris, Harris-Talley, Hoff, Jacobsen, J. Johnson, Kirby, Klicker, Klippert, Kloba, Kraft, Kretz, Leavitt, Lekanoff, MacEwen, Macri, Maycumber, McCaslin, McEntire, Morgan, Mosbrucker, Orcutt, Ormsby, Ortiz-Self, Orwall, Paul, Peterson, Pollet, Ramel, Ramos, Riccelli, Robertson, Rude, Rule, Ryu, Santos, Schmick, Sells, Senn, Shewmake, Simmons, Slatter, Springer, Steele, Stokesbary, Stonier, Sullivan, Sutherland, Taylor, Thai, Tharinger, Valdez, Vick, Volz, Walen, Walsh, Wicks, Wylie, Ybarra, and Young
WHEREAS, Representative Jeremie J. Dufault was born and raised in Yakima where his family has lived and farmed in the Yakima Valley for nearly a century; and
WHEREAS, He graduated from A.C. Davis High School in Yakima in 1996; and
WHEREAS, Dufault graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School, and graduated from the United States Army Judge Advocate General School at the University of Virginia; and
WHEREAS, He served during wartime in Kuwait and Afghanistan; and
WHEREAS, Dufault is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve and serves as a Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps military lawyer; and
WHEREAS, He is an investor and real estate developer specializing in senior, student, and family housing; and
WHEREAS, Dufault has been committed to public service having served on the Selah City Council, chair of the Yakima County Veterans Board, a member of the Yakima County Economic Development Board, and chair of the Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center General Advisory Council; and
WHEREAS, He is active in his community, including American Legion Selah Post 88 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and
WHEREAS, Dufault was elected to the first of two terms in the Washington State House of Representatives in 2018 to represent the 15th Legislative District; and
WHEREAS, He serves as assistant ranking member of the House Finance and Consumer Protection and Business Committees, respectively; and
WHEREAS, Dufault has worked tirelessly for the people, employers, institutions, projects, and communities of the 15th Legislative District, specifically promoting legislation that expanded mental health care capacity, provided housing and services for homeless veterans, and invested in schools, parks, youth programs, and roads in Yakima County; and
WHEREAS, He has fought for constitutional rights, property rights, lower taxes, and transparency in government; and
WHEREAS, Dufault is the loving father of three daughters – Ellie, Lulu, and Addy – whose health, happiness, and prosperity are his top priority;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives recognize Dufault's record of public service, both in and out of this chamber, on behalf of his district, his colleagues, and the people of the State of Washington.
I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of
Resolution 4666 adopted by the House of Representatives
March 7, 2022
Bernard Dean, Chief Clerk