Press Release
Representative Jessica Bateman To Run for State Senate

Bateman, a housing and healthcare champion, enters the race with endorsements of Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, Lt. Gov. Denny Heck, Sen. Sam Hunt, and Rep. Beth Doglio Jessica Bateman, Washington State Representative and former Olympia Councilmember, today announced her campaign for the State Senate. Bateman, a Democrat, is running for the 22nd LD open seat following … Continued

Legislature Scales Back One Pro-Housing Bill While Shelving Another

At the beginning of this year’s legislative session, house housing committee chair Strom Peterson (D-21, Edmonds) predicted that 2023 would be the “year of housing.” But legislation to allow more housing statewide ended up being far more modest than many housing proponents hoped.Read More

Thank you Seattle Mayor, Jessica Bateman!

No, you’re not reading the headline incorrectly. If it wasn’t for state Rep. Bateman (D-22, Olympia), who passed pro-housing legislation last year mandating upzones statewide, it’s hard to imagine that Seattle’s actual mayor, Bruce Harrell, would have called for any new density at all inRead More

The News Tribune
WA’s Housing Crisis Requires Bold Reform

Everyone needs a home. Washingtonians deserve an affordable place to live, work and raise a family — yet that dream is out of reach. According to Washington Center for Real Estate Research, first-time home buyers can only afford homes in three Washington counties, all in Eastern Washington. Read More

Washington State Wire
Rep. Jessica Bateman on Housing

Lawmakers are considering a number of housing-related issues this year, from creating a statewide housing registry to community land trusts, as they try to find ways to increase supply and lower costs. Rep. Jessica Bateman was a freshman legislator this session, and came to the position with yearsRead More