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Mullet appointed to Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee

Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, has been appointed to fill the vacant Senate seat on the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee, which is responsible for ensuring that state government operations are effective, efficient and accountable.

“I am honored to accept this position,” said Mullet. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee and the opportunity to apply my real-life experiences in business and finance in order to help ensure our government is working to its best ability.”

On JLARC, Mullet will help conduct performance audits, program evaluations, sunset reviews, and other analyses as assigned by the Legislature and the committee itself. Based on these assignments, JLARC’s nonpartisan staff of auditors, under the direction of the legislative auditor, will independently seek to answer audit questions and issue recommendations to improve performance.

Since 1995, JLARC has issued more than 150 reports concerning human services, transportation, workforce and economic development, education, corrections and judiciary, and local and state government. The bipartisan committee is made up of an equal number of Democratic and Republican representatives and senators from across Washington state.

Mullet is a small business owner of Zeek’s Pizza and Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, is a former Issaquah City Councilman, and was a managing director acting as the global head of foreign currency operations trading at Bank of America. Mullet earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs in 2008 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Indiana University with a degree in finance. Mullet lives in Issaquah with his wife and four daughters.

 

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