Roger has won countless awards during his decade in office, including being the first Washington state legislator to win the “Safety Champion Award” from the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration (NHTSA). In 2013, he received national recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He also received the 2012 Norm Maleng Award from the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence for his groundbreaking work in revising Washington’s domestic violence laws.
He has also been recognized multiple times as “Champion for Children” by the Children’s Alliance and twice has received the Gold Crayon Award from the Early Learning Action Alliance. He has also been named Legislator of the Year by the Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention. Roger has been recognized by the Mockingbird Society for his work to help foster children, by the District and Municipal Court Judges Association for his work to reform the trial courts, by the Mountains-to-Sound Greenway for his work to link trails along the I-90 corridor, and by several other diverse organizations.
During his ten years of service in the Legislature, Roger Goodman has sponsored a total of 187 bills, with the language from 93 of those bills enacted into law – a remarkable achievement, given that only 10 percent of all bills introduced in the Legislature actually become law. With his 50% average, Roger ranks as one of the most effective and prolific legislators in the United States. Roger has led the Legislature to enact the following important legislation on a wide range of policy matters.