Elected Experience: Precinct Committee Officer
Other Professional Experience: Progressive Majority State Director - recruiting and electing progressive candidates; Approve R71 Deputy Campaign Manager - expanding civil rights for gays and lesbians; Washington State Democrats Field Director; Consultant to Seattle Public Schools and Alliance for Education; Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell
Education: George Washington University, B.A. and M.A. with focus in public and education policy; 13 scholarships including Washington State PTA
Community Service: 36th District Democrats political director; Washington Bus founding board member to engage young people politically; Leadership Tomorrow graduate; King County Conservation Voters board member; Hamilton Middle and Ballard High Schools PTAs; foster parent
Statement: Noel grew up counting on public education as her family struggled to make ends meet. After failing school levies devastated her schools, she earned scholarships for college, and got involved to make a difference. She'll put education first by 1) reducing tuition at state universities and colleges, 2) funding job training at community and technical colleges, 3) reducing dropouts and the achievement gap, and 4) investing in early education and full day kindergarten.
Noel is the only candidate endorsed by Progressive Majority and Washington Education Association; and also King County Democrats, and the King County and Washington State Labor Councils.