I am running for re-election to continue my work to make life easier for busy families.
This starts with education. Our schools in the 41st are some of the best in the country. Even as the state has now met its McCleary school funding obligation, we must recognize that we still do not fully fund school counselors, school nurses, special education, 7-period days and more. We must ensure students across the state have a quality education that reflects today's realities.
This year, the legislature passed my bill, the "Equal Pay Opportunity Act," marking the first update to the state's equal pay law in 75 years. I have been honored to speak often on the topic of equal pay and women's rights and look forward to continuing to do so.
With 405, I-90, and 167 traversing our district, some of the state’s biggest transportation corridors are in the 41st. They are also some of the areas of greatest congestion. As we make transportation improvements and extend Sound Transit, I will continue to help oversee these new investments and advocate for efficiencies to ensure people in our district don’t have to choose between being stuck in traffic and spending time with their families.
Whether it’s championing education, making sure our economy treats everyone fairly, or improving our transportation system, I am excited to continue to work with all of you to make sure the Eastside is one of the best places to live.