Elected Experience: Jessa Lewis is running for office for the first time to make sure Eastern Washington families have a needed voice in the legislature.
Other Professional Experience: Eastern Washington Director of Health Care for All-WA; Park Ranger; Startup and Business Consultant; Energy Security Coordinator, Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Education: Graduate, Ferris High School; Alumna, Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Resource Management and Energy Policy, Evergreen State College; Master’s, Business Administration, Presidio Graduate School
Community Service: Volunteered in school classrooms and on field trips, trash pickup and trail maintenance, affordable housing and public education advocacy, and coordinated Earth Day Spokane.
Statement: I’m a working mom who is tired of seeing Eastern Washington consistently left behind. My daughter will be heading to college soon and I want this to be a place that she can come back to, get a good job, and enjoy the quality of life we all cherish.
In my day job, I’ve worked to bring affordable and accessible health care to the State of Washington. For too long, our families and businesses have borne the burden of a broken health care system. At the same time, I believe we need to continue to strengthen our public school system. Education creates opportunity and lifts many people out of the cycle of poverty. That’s why I will champion universal pre-k and tuition-free community college for all Washington residents.
As we improve our education system, we need to ensure there are strong family wage jobs in the Spokane area so our children aren’t forced to chase opportunity elsewhere.
Endorsed: Washington State Labor Council, Children’s Campaign Fund, Washington Building Trades, Senator Andy Billig, Representative Marcus Riccelli, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, Spokane Councilmember Kate Burke, Spokane Councilmember Breeann Beggs, teachers, doctors, nurses, business leaders, and many more.