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“For over twenty years, I have had the privilege of being there for thousands of patients and families who share their stories and entrust me with their struggles and triumphs. As I run for the open seat as a State Representative for the 46th LD, my goal is to bring each of those families and their stories to Olympia and give them all a seat at the table to influence policy for our State.” – Lelach


Advocacy in Olympia

As a citizen physician and Legislative Committee Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington Chapter, Lelach has advocated for:

  • Participation in/creation of the Children’s Mental Health Work Group

  • Payment for developmental and autism screens for children on Medicaid

  • Establishment of a single phone line referral resource for children on Apple Health with behavioral health needs

  • Promoting Gun Safety through safe storage, access prevention, background checks, and extreme risk protection

  • Creation of the Washington Vaccine Association

  • Feeding children through Breakfast After the Bell

  • Passing Paid Family Leave

  • Funding newborn heart disease screening

  • Funding interpreter services in clinic and hospital settings

  • Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco and nicotine products to 21

  • Promoting and funding visiting home health nurses

  • Passage of updated distracted driving laws

  • Increase of the Medicaid rate for pediatric care

  • Updating vehicular child restraint laws

  • Funding Reach Out and Read, a child literacy through healthcare program

  • Banning toxic flame retardants

  • Restricting access to tanning beds for minors