Elected Experience: Appointed to the State Senate in 2016, first run for public office
Other Professional Experience: Former Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage; Community Liaison, Congressman Jim McDermott; and Union Organizer, SEIU Local 6
Education: BA, Theology and Humanities, Seattle University
Community Service: Currently serves as a board member with the Rainier Beach Action Coalition and the Fair Work Center. Formerly served as a board member with the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, the Washington Environmental Council and the Latino Community Fund of Washington.
Statement: I am honored to serve our diverse and vibrant community in Olympia. I grew up in Delridge and raise my family in Rainier Beach – I am deeply connected to our community and committed to ensuring everyone has a strong voice.
From working as a union organizer, to a nonprofit leader and now as your state senator, I have dedicated my career to working for economic, social and racial justice. This session we made progress for women, families and workers. I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished, but we still have so much more to do.
My priorities are to focus on affordable housing, a transportation system that works for all of us, and a fair economy that holds the wealthiest among us accountable – and ensures investments in the services that make our community strong, like public education, infrastructure and our local small businesses.
I look forward to working with you to move our community - and our state - forward. Thank you for your support. I am proudly endorsed by: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González, Former State Senator Adam Kline, 37th District Democrats, Washington State Labor Council, National Women’s Political Caucus, and hundreds of community members.