Elected Experience: Appointed to Washington State House of Representatives, Javier serves on the Education, Judiciary, and Transportation committees.
Other Professional Experience: Javier has worked for the City of Seattle for over twenty years, where he’s led programs to expand opportunity to women and minority-owned businesses.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington and master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College, the City University of New York.
Community Service: Javier has served on the board of the Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 46th District Democrats chair, president of Hispanic Seafair, and the first president of AFSCME Local 21C.
Statement: Javier Valdez deeply understands the power of public education. The son and grandson of farmworkers and laborers, Javier grew up in Moses Lake. He moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington where he became the first in his family to graduate from college. In the state legislature, he will fight to make sure that all of our children have access to the same high quality public education and programs that helped him.
Endorsed by Alliance for Gun Responsibility Victory Fund, Planned Parenthood Votes, Washington Conservation Voters, Children’s Campaign Fund, Washington State Labor Council, King County Democrats.