How Seattle's Reps Voted on the Controversial Viaduct Amendment

By Josh Feit April 23, 2009

Two Seattle state House Reps—Rep. Scott White (D-46, N. Seattle) and Rep. Zach Hudgins (D-11, S. Seattle)—asked me this morning where I got the roll call I posted last night showing how they voted on the amendment to the Viaduct bill that holds Seattle property owners liable for state cost overruns.

Apparently, the list isn't available anymore, and I got lucky when it was momentarily (accidentally?) posted online last night, and I screen saved it.

So, for the only existing list of which Reps. bailed on Seattle by voting for an unprecedented provision that makes local tax payers responsible for a state project—check out last night's post.

Rep. Scott, by the way, was a 'No' vote and Rep. Hudgins was a 'Yea' vote—meaning  Rep. White stood up for Seattle and Hudgins, well ...

I asked Rep. Hudgins to explain his vote this morning, and he told me, "I've been a tunnel guy all along, and I want to see this project move forward." 

Again, here's the list (that I guess, you're not supposed to see): 

Chamber: HOUSE          2009 Regular Session    
Bill No.: ESSB 5768  Docs
Description: 826 CLIBBORN PG 2 LN 3
Item No.: 28
Transcript No: 101
Date: 4-22-2009

       Yeas: 49   Nays: 47   Absent: 0   Excused: 2
Voting yea:     Representatives Angel, Appleton, Blake, Campbell, Chase, Clibborn,Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Ericks, Finn, Goodman, Green, Haigh,Hudgins, Hunt, Hurst, Jacks, Kagi, Kelley, Kessler, Kirby, Liias, Linville, Maxwell, McCoy, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O’Brien, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen,Pettigrew, Quall, Rolfes, Seaquist, Sells, Springer, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Wood, and Mr. Speaker (Chopp)

Voting nay:     Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Bailey, Carlyle, Chandler, Condotta, Cox, Crouse, Dammeier, DeBolt, Driscoll, Eddy, Ericksen, Grant-Herriot, Haler,Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hope, Hunter, Johnson, Kenney, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Orcutt, Parker, Pearson, Priest, Probst, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Ross, Santos, Schmick, Shea, Short, Simpson, Smith, Sullivan, Taylor, Walsh, Warnick,White, and Williams.

So, those 'Yea' votes (putting unprecedented obligations on local residents for a state project) are: Reps. Eileen Cody (D-34, W. Seattle), Mary Lou Dickerson (D-36, Ballard), Zach Hudgins (D-11, S. Seattle), Sharon Nelson (D-34, W. Seattle), Jamie Pedersen (D-43, Capitol Hill), Eric Pettigrew (D-37, S. Seattle), Frank Chopp (D-43, Wallingford).

UPDATE: The  is reporting that Sen. Ed Murray (the sponsor of the Viaduct bill) says the special Seattle amendment isn't likely to stand in the Senate when they take up the bill. (The Senate first passed the bill in March and now that the House finally voted on it, the two chambers have to reconcile the two versions.)
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