Elected Experience: State Representative, 2014-current
Other Professional Experience: Everett School District Educator, Mental Health Counselor, Former Small Business Owner of a Private Mental Health Practice, Clinical Director of a Mental Health Center, Regional Coordinator for the Illinois Board of Education, Education Advisor for Department of Children and Family Services
Education: Masters in Public Administration & Masters in Counseling from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa
Community Service: Chair, Commission of Hispanic Affairs; Co-Chair, Legislators Educational Opportunity Gap Statewide Committee; Member, Washington Achievement Accountability Education Workgroup and Discipline Task Force; President’s Advisory Council Member, Everett Community College
Statement: As an educator, Lillian remains focused on our state’s paramount duty – fully funding our schools and setting every kid up for success. In Olympia, she fought to promote Student Mental Health, improve access to apprenticeships and career opportunities, and pass commonsense gun reforms to keep kids safe.
She also helped pass a $391 million property tax cut for homeowners, fought for local transportation investments here at home, and worked to create family wage jobs in Snohomish County. Join teachers, nurses, working families, Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Votes, and neighbors supporting Lillian. Keep Lillian Ortiz-Self working for us!