Washington’s House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan will join Governor Inslee’s team as the Senior Policy Advisor for Labor starting Monday, October 17.
Sullivan’s resignation from his seat in the House of Representatives was announced in an email from Gov. Jay Inslee’s office to state reporters on Friday.
Sullivan announced in March that he would not seek re-election to his 47th District seat. The Covington Democrat was first elected to the House in 2004, and in 2010 he was appointed as the House Majority Leader. He also has been serving on the Appropriations Committee.
“With his passion for building a strong economy by creating good paying jobs with benefits and affordable health care, Pat will continue to serve the people of Washington well and we’re excited to have him join the team,” said Nick Streuli, executive director of policy and outreach for the governor’s office.