Pflug was appointed by the Governor to the Growth Management Hearings Board after the filing deadline for state elections had past This would have left Mullet unopposed had Republican Brad Toft not already intended to run against Pflug and Mullet in Washington’s Top Two Primary. Mullet sponsored and passed legislation increasing access to epi pens in schools, allowing annexation of the Maple Valley Donut Hole, and increasing health care cost transparency.
Mullet has also helped secure Capital funding for projects throughout the 5th Legislative District, including: Lake Sammamish State Park improvements, road improvements on I-90 and the Pickering Place Retail Center, improvements at Camp Korey, a grant for the Railway History Museum in Snoqualmie, repairs at the Fire Training Academy in North Bend, and funding to help build a new Tahoma High School within Maple Valley.
After dropping out of the race, Pflug endorsed Mullet, listing his small business credentials, commitment to his community over party loyalty and knowledge of finance as reasons.
He is a member of the Washington State Senate, representing the 5th Legislative District. In the Senate, Mullet is the Ranking Member on the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, a member of the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and Rules Committee. Before being elected to the Senate, Mullet served as a member of the Issaquah City Council, beginning in 2009.