Elected Experience: State Representative, 25th District, 2003–2010. Co-Chair, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Vice-Chair, Health Care and Wellness Committee. Chair, Joint Legislative and Executive Long Term Care Task Force.
Other Professional Experience: Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse, Good Samaritan Hospital, 1984–present. Career Military Wife, Mother, and Grandmother of six.
Education: B.S. Nursing (cum laude), University of Washington Tacoma. Western Legislative Academy, Council of State Governments. Leadership Institute, National Conference of State Legislatures. Center for Policy Alternatives Leadership Institute.
Community Service: Legislative & Health Policy Council, Washington State Nursing Association. State Council on Aging. Statewide Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. Pierce College Nursing Program Advisory Board.
Statement: A nurse, grandmother, and tireless family advocate, Dawn Morrell won’t sit by while corporate greed and partisan bickering stifle the economy and hurt our families and local businesses. She will demand efficient government that delivers school funding, affordable higher education, small business tax relief, and job training. She fought insurance lobbyists to safeguard cancer screenings, maternity coverage, and children’s healthcare. Married to a veteran, Dawn is a champion for our troops and for protecting the rights and security of seniors.
Dawn will stand up for families, reject partisan politics, and make government work for us. Dawn Morrell—Trust a Nurse.