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Senator Dhingra’s Legislative Update – 2/28/2019

February 28th, 2019|

Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-45

Inside Olympia – “Mental health is a top issue for the 2019 Legislature – we sit down for an in-depth discussion on the issue with Sens. Manka Dhingra and Steve O’Ban.”

February 7th, 2019|

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    Dhingra named Deputy Majority Leader, Chair of Behavioral Health Sub-Committee

Dhingra named Deputy Majority Leader, Chair of Behavioral Health Sub-Committee

November 29th, 2018|


Dhingra named Deputy Majority Leader, Chair of Behavioral Health Sub-Committee




OLYMPIA – After a hugely successful legislative session, Democrats head back to Olympia in January with an expanded majority in the Washington State Senate.

Following a strong first year in the Senate, Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) will become one of two Deputy Majority Leaders when the Legislature convenes in 2019, splitting the duties with Sen. Rebecca Saldana (D-Seattle).

Dividing up the duties of the number-two position on the Democratic leadership team will enable Democrats to more thoughtfully set the agenda and guide policy in the Senate. The Senate Democratic Caucus met yesterday to affirm the leadership posts and finalize committee assignments.

“I am humbled to have been chosen by my colleagues to help lead my caucus,” Dhingra said. “When women of color get elevated, we uplift many more communities because we wear many more hats. I look forward to bringing my unique perspective to the leadership table.”

Dhingra will also continue to serve as Vice Chair of the Law & Justice committee and will Chair the newly formed Behavioral Health Subcommittee. “I have spent my career standing up for those who have no voice; for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, for those with behavioral health struggles, for school children, and for those who have chosen to call America home and am excited to chair a new committee dedicated to addressing Washingtonians’, behavioral health needs,” Dhingra said.

“Mental health issues and substance use disorder impacts all of our lives, and it is crucial to have a collaborative, comprehensive plan to provide cost-effective services and support for all Washingtonians.”

Election Year Announcement from Sen. Dhingra

May 13th, 2018|

Thank you for the privilege of serving as your state Senator for the 45th LD this year. After completing a historically productive session, I am now transitioning back into running for my Senate seat for a full term. As I return to the campaign trail, I want you all to be aware that I can have limited communication with my constituents through my official state web pages. My office will continue to be open during the campaign to be a liaison to my constituents as they navigate our state and federal agencies, local governments, and non-profits.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns; you can contact my office by calling 360-786-7672 or by emailing me at

I look forward to returning this fall so we can continue to lead the nation on important issues together by putting people first.
– Manka

Senator Manka Dhingra’s End of Session News

May 3rd, 2018|

Click on the hyperlink below to see Sen. Dhingra’s end of session newsletter to the 45th LD!

Senator Dhingra’s end of session newsletter