Working for a Healthier Washington State


Marcus believes everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable health coverage. As Vice Chair of the Health Care and Wellness Committee, he has been working hard to make the affordable care act a success in Washington state, to improve health care delivery, and to build support for measures that will reduce the cost of care for many people in our community. He has championed successful initiatives to improve access, coverage, and timeliness of newborn and developmental/autism screenings. He has also secured funding and passed legislation to improve mental health care and substance abuse treatment. He worked with the family and friends of the victim of a tragic murder-suicide to pass Sheena’s Law to help ensure mental health emergencies are handled by mental health professionals. Sometimes prevention is the best medicine, and Marcus is advancing policies that will reduce childhood obesity and improve public health across the state.