Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce that lobbyist Cody Arledge has signed-on to help in our efforts to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  Cody has strong relationships with House Democrats in Olympia and will focus much of his energy meeting with these legislators.  He joins Board Chair Becky Bogard and lobbyist Jim Hedrick, who have been with the program since its inception.

Welcome on board, Cody!

Cody Arledge Bio.

Cody Arledge has lobbied the Washington State Legislature for many years where he ensures that candidates and politicians understand the needs and priorities of Washington’s working families. Nine- year-old Cody planted his first yard sign for Cecil Andrus, governor of Idaho; from that day on, he remained steadfastly dedicated to progressive politics and public policy. At age 19, Cody left Idaho to attend paramedic school in Tacoma and began a twenty-year career as a firefighter, paramedic and union leader. Cody served as Governmental Relations Director for the Washington State Council of Firefighters, worked for the Washington State House Democratic Caucus, attended Evergreen State College, currently serves as Legislative Director for Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 and has helped countless political and community campaigns. Cody’s love of politics and progressive causes is surpassed only by his pride for his handsome, teenage son, Wyatt. He is also excited to share news of his recent engagement to his partner, Rebecca.