Legislator of the Week – Dave Upthegrove

Every Friday during session, the Bus gives its Legislator of the Week award. Nominations are culled from our homeskillets in media, politics, and the non-profit worlds.

Gaze deeply.

Gaze deeply.

The Bus is a huge fan of transparent and responsive government (have you not seen the first episode of Live from Oly yet?!). We like it when legislators make themselves more accessible to their constituents, especially their younger ones.

It just so happens that Representative Dave Upthegrove, in addition to being a champion on environmental and civic engagement issues, just released one of the more enjoyable legislative update videos we’ve ever seen.

It’s not everyone who will reference the historic and vastly important court case of Pickins v Rubbins (watch the video to get the full impact of that), and who is able to mix good jokes and serious issues. It’s a rare thing, and it makes it that much easier to connect and stay engaged with our legislators.

For being a champion on youth issues, and for having the guts to have a good time, the Bus is proud to give our Legislator of the Week Award to Representative Dave Upthegrove.


1 Response to “Legislator of the Week – Dave Upthegrove”

  1. 1 asiangoddez
    March 30, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Rep Upthegrove also won one of the Hottest Elected Officials in the U.S. last year. I believe he came in at Number 4!


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