NAIOPWA Honors Legislators of the Year: Sen. Mark Mullet & Rep. Strom Peterson

Leg of the Year

NAIOP Washington State is proud to announce the recipients of its 2023 Legislator of the Year Awards: Senator Mark Mullet and Representative Strom Peterson.

Senator Mullet, a Democrat representing the 5th Legislative District, showed a commendable commitment to understanding the concerns of the commercial real estate industry during this year's legislative session. His leadership on bills to streamline and expedite the land use review and permitting process has better positioned our industry to address our pressing housing crisis and will enable greater investment in Washington. Senator Mullet also sponsored legislation that, if passed, would have greatly expanded allowable density near high-capacity public transit and would have required deeper study of anticipated costs associated with the state energy performance standards prior to code implementation.

Senator Mullet is also the Vice Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, where he serves as the leader of the Senate’s capital budget team. 

Representative Peterson, a Democrat representing the 21st Legislative District, demonstrated a commitment to understanding economic data and practical implications of proposed policies. As a wealth of housing- and development-related bills moved through the Housing Committee this session, Representative Peterson engaged in thoughtful dialogue with NAIOPWA’s lobbyists and representatives. Representative Peterson sponsored bills intended to increase housing supply and development capacity across the state and bills intended to streamline the entitlement and permitting process.

Representative Peterson is Chair of the House Housing Committee and a member of the Capital budget and Civil Rights & Judiciary Committees.

NAIOPWA looks forward to continued work with Senator Mullet, Representative Peterson, and all members of the state legislature.

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