Elected Experience: 43rd District Representative, Speaker of the House
Other Professional Experience: Former Executive Director of a non-profit organization providing social services for low income people and advocating for social justice.
Education: UW, BA, magna cum laude
Community Service: Community activist in many efforts that provided human services for thousands of low income people; created thousands of affordable homes; helped raise the state minimum wage; provided leadership on countless community projects. Legislative leader for increasing education funding, early learning, and college student financial aid; expanding health care; protecting the right to organize for workers; creating the largest state investment in public works; and much more.
Statement: As 43rd District Representative and as Speaker of the House of Representatives, I enacted a progressive agenda for education, healthcare, and social justice.
We invested billions in new funding for basic education; expanded early learning; created our Apple Health program providing health care for 1.6 million people; extended dental care to 600,000; reformed and expanded funding for mental health care; closed tax loopholes on Wall Street banks; extended financial aid for college students with College Bound and Opportunity Scholarships; provided major funding sources for public transit; and surpassed $1 billion for workforce and low income housing.