Washington Senate

Abuse Claim Against Senator Dropped
4:17 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Wash. Senate Lawyer Settles Verbal Abuse Claim Against Sen. Pam Roach

State Senator Pam Roach
WSDOT Flickr

A staff attorney for Washington state Senate Republicans has agreed to drop his $1.75 million hostile workplace claim, and will receive no damages. The agreement announced Friday follows allegations that Senate leaders failed to protect the lawyer from verbal abuse by Sen. Pam Roach.

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Wash. Senate Candidate Threatened
5:09 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Wash. Man Arrested For Threatening Legislative Candidate

Eileen Qutub, a Republican candidate for Washington State Senate, received threatening emails.
Northwest News Network

A Vancouver, Wash., man has been arrested for allegedly threatening a state Senate candidate. The Clark County sheriff's office took Gary Owen into custody Thursday on charges of sending two threatening emails to Eileen Qutub , a Republican. She described the letters as "vile" and "sexually perverted" and said that Owen threatened to shoot her in the head.

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Rossi Returns To Senate
5:41 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Dino Rossi Back In Washington State Senate

Dino Rossi will fill the Washington State Senate seat vacated by Cheryl Pflug.
Northwest News Network

Dino Rossi is back in the Washington State Senate. The King County Council picked him Monday to fill a vacancy.

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Senate Workplace Claim
4:11 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Republican Take-Over Of Wash. Senate Results In $1.75M Workplace Claim

State Senator Pam Roach.
Photo credit: WSDOT/Flickr" Northwest News Network

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A Republican takeover of the Washington state senate last month could prove costly. A longtime lawyer for the Senate Republican caucus is now demanding $1.75 million in damages. He says to muster enough votes to control the senate, Republicans lifted sanctions against a senator who created a hostile work environment.

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