Elected Experience: Deputy Mayor of Shoreline; elected to Shoreline City Council in 2011, reelected 2015.
Other Professional Experience: Child welfare prosecutor protecting abused children; public defense attorney protecting low income community members; intern for Washington Congressperson Adam Smith.
Education: JD, University of Washington Law School; BA, Western Washington University; student body Vice President at Western.
Community Service: King County Children and Youth Advisory Board helping disadvantaged kids get the best start in life; Law, Justice and Public Safety Commission coordinating regional law enforcement; Salmon Recovery Council; Safe Energy Leadership Alliance fighting coal trains; and Shoreline Financial Sustainability Committee preventing budget deficits. Dedicated community leader.
Statement: Maralyn Chase was appointed to the legislature in 2002 during George W. Bush’s first year as president. Since then traffic has gridlocked, property taxes have exploded, and the legislature has been in turmoil. It's time for change!
Unlike other politicians, I’m personally going door to door in every neighborhood of our district. I’ve visited over 10,000 homes and I hear your concerns loud and clear! High property taxes threaten to push people out of their homes. I’ll work to reduce property taxes, increase senior exemptions and make housing more affordable. As a child welfare prosecutor and public defender, I’ve seen what happens when we fail to invest in kids. I’ll prioritize high quality early education, reducing gun violence, and fighting climate change!
Democracy doesn’t work without openness and transparency. As an elected councilmember, my records have been public from day one. Unfortunately, Maralyn Chase voted this year to keep the Legislature’s records secret.
Endorsements: Our district’s Democratic State Representative Ruth Kagi; King County Young Democrats; Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith; Shoreline Mayor Will Hall; three former Shoreline mayors; many unions; and many of your neighbors. But your endorsement matters most. I hope I have earned your vote! Thank you.