Congratulations. The film community’s vigilance and support were integral to the successful renewal of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  Throughout the campaign, Washington Filmworks’ Board and Staff were inspired by your passion, determination and resolve.  Thank you for all that you’ve done!

As we celebrate this success, it is important that we recognize the elected officials who made it a reality.  Below you will find a comprehensive list of Senators and Representatives who voted in favor of the film bill.

Our partners at IndieClub have updated with a simple thank you note.  If your elected officials voted yes for the program, please take five minutes to send them a note of thanks.  As always, we encourage you to personalize the letter to highlight how this program impacts you and your livelihood.

Governor Gregoire has 20 days to sign the bill into law.  Once the signing ceremony has been scheduled, we will ask the film community to contact Governor Gregoire’s office to file what is referred to as “letters of opinion” in support of the film bill.

Once again we thank you for your support and we will update you shortly about the bill signing.

Representatives and Senators who voted in favor of SB5539

District 1:  Rep. Derek Stanford, Rep. Luis Moscoso, Senator Rosemary McAuliffe

District 2:  Rep. J.T. Wilcox, Rep. Jim McCune, Senator Randi Becker

District 3:  Rep. Andy Billig, Rep. Timm Ormsby, Senator Lisa Brown

District 4:  Rep. Larry Crouse, Rep. Matt Shea, Senator Mike Padden

District 5:  Rep. Glenn Anderson, Rep. Jay Rodne

District 6:  Rep. John Ahern, Rep. Kevin Parker, Senator Michael Baumgartner

District 7:  Rep. Shelly Short, Senator Bob Morton

District 8:  Rep. Brad Klippert, Rep. Larry Haler, Senator Jerome Delvin

District 9:  Rep. Joe Schmick, Rep. Susan Fagan

District 10:  Rep. Barbara Bailey, Rep. Norma Smith, Senator Mary Margaret Haugen

District 11:  Rep. Bob Hasegawa, Rep. Zack Hudgins, Senator Margarita Prentice

District 12:  Rep. Cary Condotta, Rep. Mike Armstrong

District 13:  Rep. Bill Hinkle, Rep. Judy Warnick, Senator Janea Holmquist Newbry

District 14:  Rep. Charles Ross, Rep. Norm Johnson, Senator Curtis King

District 15:  Rep. Bruce Chandler

District 16:  Rep. Maureen Walsh, Rep. Terry Nealey, Senator Mike Hewitt

District 17:  Rep. Paul Harris, Rep. Tim Probst, Senator Don Benton

District 18:  Rep. Ann Rivers, Rep. Ed Orcutt, Senator Joseph Zarelli

District 19:  Rep. Brian Blake, Rep. Dean Takko, Senator Brian Hatfield

District 20:  Rep. Gary Alexander, Senator Dan Swecker

District 21:  Rep. Marko Liias, Rep. Mary Helen Roberts, Senator Paull Shin

District 22:  Rep. Sam Hunt, Senator Karen Fraser

District 23:  Rep. Drew Hansen, Rep. Sherry Appleton, Senator Christine Rolfes

District 24:  Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, Rep. Steve Tharinger, Senator James Hargrove

District 25:  Rep. Bruce Dammeier, Rep. Hans Zeiger

District 26:  Rep. Jan Angel, Rep. Larry Seaquist, Senator Derek Kilmer

District 27:  Rep. Jeannie Darneille, Rep. Laurie Jinkins

District 28:  Rep. Tami Green, Rep. Troy Kelley

District 29:  Rep. Connie Ladenburg, Rep. Steve Kirby, Senator Steve Conway

District 30:  Rep. Katrina Asay, Rep. Mark Miloscia, Senator Tracey Eide

District 31:  Rep. Cathy Dahlquist, Rep. Christopher Hurst, Senator Pam Roach

District 32:  Rep. Cindy Ryu, Rep. Ruth Kagi, Senator Maralyn Chase

District 33:  Rep. Dave Upthegrove, Rep. Tina Orwall, Senator Karen Keiser:

District 34:  Rep. Eileen Cody, Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Senator Sharon Nelson

District 35:  Rep. Fred Finn, Rep. Kathy Haigh, Senator Tim Sheldon

District 36:  Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, Rep. Reuven Carlyle, Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles

District 37:  Rep. Eric Pettigrew, Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, Senator Adam Kline

District 38:  Rep. John McCoy, Rep. Mike Sells, Senator Nick Harper

District 39:  Rep. Dan Kristiansen, Rep. Kirk Pearson, Senator Val Stevens

District 40:  Rep. Jeff Morris, Rep. Kristine Lytton, Senator Kevin Ranker

District 41:  Rep. Judy Clibborn, Rep. Marcie Maxwell, Senator Steve Litzow

District 42:  Rep. Jason Overstreet, Rep. Vincent Buys, Senator Doug Ericksen

District 43:  Rep. Frank Chopp, Rep. Jamie Pedersen, Senator Ed Murray

District 44:  Rep. Hans Dunshee, Rep. Mike Hope, Senator Steve Hobbs

District 45:  Rep. Larry Springer, Rep. Roger Goodman

District 46:  Rep. Gerry Pollet, Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney, Senator David Frockt

District 47:  Rep. Mark Hargrove, Rep. Pat Sullivan, Senator Joe Fain:

District 49:  Rep. Jim Moeller, Rep. Sharon Wylie, Senator Craig Pridemore