Tarleton elected Deputy Majority Floor Leader

Rep. Gael Tarlteon (D-36th District) was elected Deputy Majority Floor Leader by her peers in the House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

The Deputy Floor Leader assists the Majority Floor Leader in managing which bills go up for a vote and structuring the debate in the state House of Representatives.

In addition to her leadership duties, Tarleton serves as the vice chair of the House Technology & Economic Development committee. She also sits on the Higher Education, Transportation and Rules committees.

Tarleton’s primary goals for the 2015 session include:

•Making higher education more accessible and affordable for families;

•Investing in a diversified, resilient economy;

•Strengthening worker protections; and

•Protecting the Puget Sound and fish habitats.