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State Legislature welcomes one of the most diverse cohorts on record, including women of color

  • January 16th, 2019

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature welcomed one of its most diverse cohorts of elected officials in state history on January 14. The most recent class includes a female majority in the House Democratic Caucus with women of color serving in both the House and Senate leadership ranks. Washington currently ranks fourth in the nation in terms of gender parity in the state legislature. “Today is a resounding visual and symbolic demonstration of the diverse strength and talent that comes when we ensure our government is reflective of the people we represent,” stated Rep. Kristine Reeves, D-Federal Way, who will serve her second term in the House. “I am proud to count myself among the […]

Roster of Members

Sen. Mona Das

47th District – Kent

Sen. Das is a small business owner who has seen the effects of unaffordable housing firsthand. She will work on behalf of women’s and immigrants’ rights, investing in a sustainable economy, and ensuring access to quality education for every Washingtonian.

Sen. Manka Dhingra

45th District – Redmond

Manka was elected to the state Senate in 2017 by constituents of the 45th District. She is a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and an anti-domestic violence advocate and community leader.

Sen. Bob Hasegawa

11th District – Seattle

Bob is a longtime labor and social justice activist. He led many workers struggles, winning top wages and benefits for working families and retirees, and he collaborated in many social justice struggles to protect civil rights, democracy, the environment and our constitutional rights.

Sen. Steve Hobbs

44th District – Lake Stevens

Senator Steve Hobbs has been a member of the Washington State Senate since 2006. He serves as Chair of the Transportation Committee. In addition to representing the people of the 44th district, he is a member of the Washington Army National Guard and proudly served in Kosovo and Iraq.

Sen. John McCoy

38th District – Tulalip

John represents the Everett, Marysville, and Tulalip communities and neighborhoods of Snohomish County. After a decade in the House of Representatives, John was appointed to the Senate in November 2013.

Sen. Joe Nguyen

34th District – White Center

Sen. Joe Nguyen was born in White Center, raised in Burien. His experiences growing up in an immigrant community as the son of Vietnamese refugees and being raised by a single mother informs much of his service today.

Sen. Emily Randall

26th District – Bremerton

Emily Randall is the daughter of two union workers and was born on the Kitsap Peninsula and raised in Port Orchard. She’s worked for ten years in health care and education fundraising and advocacy and in the Legislature plans to focus on affordable college, apprenticeship and job training programs, and removing health care barriers for Washingtonians. She was elected in 2018.

Sen. Rebecca Saldaña

37th District – Seattle

Rebecca was appointed to her seat in 2016. She serves the communities of Beacon Hill, Central District, Rainer Valley, Columbia City, Rainier Beach, and Renton.