Persons Testifying: K-12 Public Schools. PRO: Katherine Mahoney, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; Tom Merlino, Education Service District 112; Jeff Snell, Camas School District; Lorrell Noahr, Washington Education Association; Amy Brackenbury, Washington School Counselors Association; Rick Chisa, Public School Employees of Washington; Dan Steele, WA Assn of School Administrators; Marissa Rathbone, Washington State School Directors’ Association; Janice Kutzera, Washington State PTA; Dawn Rains, Treehouse; Chase Buffington, Washington Outdoor School Consortium, Outdoor School for All; Jim Smith; Rohinee Mattikalli, Washington TSA; Thalisa Saldivar, Washington TSA; Mario Trujillo, Washington TSA; Brayden Brackett, Washington TSA; Thea Smith, Washington TSA; Prewston Dwoskin.
CON: Lis Pray, School Nurse Organization of Washington.
OTHER: Lance Morehouse, Sherwood Community Services; Katara Jordan, Building Changes; Megan Harney, Midas Eduation; Patrick Leonard, Midas Eduation; David Beard, School’s Out Washington; Virginia Barry, Stand for Children; Tim Knue, Washington Association for Career and Technical Education; Lynette Brower, WA State Skills Center Association; Mike Oechsner, Washington FBLA/FCCLA; Kia Franklin, Stand for Children.
Higher Education. PRO: Jacob Vigdor, University of Washington; Bill Lyne, United Faculty of Washington State; Chris Mulick, Washington State University; Becca Kenna-Schenk, Western Washington University; Joe Dacca, University of Washington; Jeremy Mohn, The Evergreen State College; Steve DuPont, Central Washington University; Cherie Berthon, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; Bob Mohrbacher, Centralia College; Sheila Edwards Lange, Seattle Central College; Carolyn Brotherton, AFT Washington; David Buri, Eastern Washington University.
OTHER: Lizbeth Rivera, Communities for Our Colleges; Nyla Coleman, Communities for Our Colleges; Jessica Monger, Washington State Opportunity Scholarship.
Early Learning. PRO: Angela Griffin, Launch; Emily Murphy, Children’s Alliance, Early Learning Action Alliance; Erin Haick, SEIU 925; Carrie Glover, WithinReach; Sandra Nelson, Primm ABC Child Care Center; Nicole Sohn, WCCA Journey Discovery Center.
Employee Compensation. PRO: Seamus Petrie, Washington Public Employees Association.
OTHER: Sandra Toussaint, AFSCME Council 28/WFSE.
Health Care and Public Health. PRO: Leslie Emerick, Home Care Association of WA; Demas Nesterenko, SEIU775; Paul Ramsey, UW Medicine; Rogelio Riojas, UW Medical Center Board; Alan Burke, WSSRA; Susan Carter, Hopelink; Jim Freeburg, Coalition of Patient Advocacy Groups; Seth Greiner, National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Melissa Johnson, Washington Dental Hygienists’ Association; Jaime Bodden, WSALPHO; Lisa Humes-Schulz, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii; Lili Navarrete, Raiz at Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho; Tsering Llewa, WA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Sam Hatzenbeler, Economic Opportunity Institute; Francie Chalmers, Skagit Pediatrics, WA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics,
CON: Trent House, Washington State Dental Association.
OTHER: Amy Brackenbury, Public Health Roundtable; Sandra Hurd, Avamere; Shelly Hughes, North Cascades Health and Rehabilitation Center; Martlita Basada, Wesley; Jeff Gombosky, WHCA; Tammi Elswick, Heritage House Morton; Scott Sigmon, LeadingAge Washington; Carino Barragan Talancon, WA Immigrant Solidarity Network; Michael Byun, Asian Counseling and Referral Service; Dr. Jasmin Zavala, SeaMar Community Health Centers; Edith Baltazar, WAISN member.
Mental Health. PRO: Bridget Cannon, Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho; Brad Banks, Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organizations.
OTHER: Kate Baber, Downtown Emergency Service Center; Bob Cooper, National Association of Social Workers, Washington Chapter; Melanie Smith, NAMI Washington; Darya Farivar, Disability Rights Washington; Seven Williams, former inmate and Trueblood class member;
Human Services. PRO: Jill May, Washington Association for Children and Families; Diana Stadden, The Arc of Washington State; Lianna Kressin, Statewide Poverty Action Network; Mary Ann Woodruff, Pediatrics Northwest; Derek Young, Pierce County Council; Christina Wong, Northwest Harvest; Brad Banks, Home Care Coalition; Trudi Inslee; Ivanova Smith, Self Advocates in Leadership; Karen Williams, Community Employment Alliance/Trillium; Paul Quinonez Figueroa, Working Washington; Aaron Czyzewski, Food Lifeline; Jeremy Norden-Paul, Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council.
CON: Mark von Walter, Action DD, advocate for son at Rainier RHC.
OTHER: Jim Theofelis, A Way Home Washington; Laurie Lippold, Partners for Our Children; Adrienne Stuart, Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council; Michele Thomas, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance; Mary Fischer, Institute for Family Development; Melissa Zielstorf; Claire Lane, Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition; Gina Wassemiler, FIRST Clinic; Taila AyAy, FIRST Clinic; Neil Weiss, FIRST Clinic; Elizabeth Trautman, The Mockingbird Society; Debbie Thiele, CSH; Shrounda Selivanoff, Childrens Home Society; Robin Oldenburg; Teresa Dillard, Catholic Community Services; Jeff DeLuca, Washington State Community Action Partnership; Nick Federici, Washington 211; Tim Sullivan, Washington 211, People for People; Carl Borg, President & CEO, United Way of Kitsap County; Samuel Martin, Washington Coalition of Homeless Youth Advocacy; Amanda DeShazo, Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium, Jennifer Talbot, Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center, Resolution Washington
Natural Resources. PRO: Dawn Vyvyan, Yakama Nation, Puyallup Tribe, and Sauk-Suiattle Tribe; Paul Jewell, Washington State Association of Counties; Peter Dykstra, Trout Unlimited; Kathleen Collins, Washington Water Policy Alliance; Carol Frazey; Ed Wickersham.
All Other. PRO: Maureen Sorenson, Elevate Health; Candice Bock, Association of Washington Cities; Josephine Tamayo Murray, Communities of Concern Commission; Ellen Abellera, FilAm Resources for Educational Advancement for Culture and Technology; Drayton Jackson, Foundation for Homeless and Poverty Management; Jay Jennings, Secretary of State Kim Wyman; Carly Colgan, South Sound Habitat for Humanity; Andy Nicholas, Washington State Budget and Policy Center; Priscilla Lisicich, Safe Streets Campaign; Mara Machulsky, Public Works Board; Briahna Murray, lobbyist for Goodwill; Denise Rodrigues, Washington Homeownership Resource Center.
OTHER: Michael Mirra, Tacoma Housing Authority; Miriam Barnett, YWCA Pierce County; Troy Christensen, Rainbow Center; Derek Harris, Community Youth Services; Mark Putnam, Y Social Impact Center; Zanaasha Johnson, Tacoma Housing Authority, Faaluaina (Lua) Pritchard, Asia Pacific Cultural Center; Amanda DeShazo, Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium; Ryan Mello, Pierce County Council; Juliana Roe, Washington State Association of Counties; Judge Judith Ramseyer, Superior Court Judges’ Association; Manny Cawaling, Inspire Washington; Melissa Huggins, Spokane Arts; Maureen Montague, Vancouver Culture, Art and Heritage Commission; Nathan Kesller-Jeffrey, San Juan Community Theatre; Jake Beattie, NW Maritime Center; Matt Hayes, Museum of Flight; David Blandford, Washington Tourism Alliance; Kathleen Allen, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra; Victoria Helwick, Port Angeles Schools; Zeta Strickland, Pacific Science Center.