Monthly Archives: January 2019

‘This office is a safe place’

January 16th, 2019|

This office is a “safe place” — free of hate, division, stereotypes, presumptions, labels or other societal constructs that exclude or marginalize people, whether intentionally or unintentionally — a place where people are welcome and respected regardless of gender, sexual preference, ethnicity, race, preferred identification, immigration status, age, religion or country of origin.

My office is open to all and invests special effort in providing an avenue to power and resources to marginalized communities. Everyone in this office is committed every day to shaping a Washington where all can enjoy equitable access to education, health, security and prosperity.

These essential values and priorities will be honored and reflected in any legislation I propose and strive to see passed into Washington state law.

Welcome!

Claire Wilson

Senator, 30th District

Bayley Dodd, Legislative Aide

Lilly Hollar, Session Aide

Maya Caruth, Intern

Meet Claire Wilson

January 15th, 2019|

For 25 years at the Puget Sound Educational Services District, Claire Wilson was an administrator in early education and family involvement. Prior to that, she taught pregnant and parenting teens at Mt. Tahoma High School and was a senior grants and contracts manager for the City of Seattle’s teen parent programs.

Claire brings her expertise to the Washington State Senate as vice chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee. She also serves on the Transportation Committee and the Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee.

Claire proudly identifies as a lesbian woman and mother. A long-term resident of the 30th Legislative District, born and raised in Washington State, Claire has lived in South King County since 1999. Her district includes Federal Way, Algona, Pacific, Milton, Des Moines and Auburn.

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    Wilson sworn into Senate, brings career experience in student needs

Wilson sworn into Senate, brings career experience in student needs

January 14th, 2019|

Sen. Claire Wilson (D-Auburn), a career educator, was sworn into office today and will put her considerable experience to use in her role as Vice Chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee.

“We want Washington scholars to succeed and thrive in our education system, but the truth is not all scholars enjoy equitable access to the opportunities available in our schools,” Wilson said. “Many scholars face societal or systemic obstacles unique to their households, communities or other personal circumstances; it’s our job to make sure they can navigate those obstacles and fulfill their potential along with their peers.”

For 25 years at the Puget Sound Educational Services District, Claire Wilson specialized in early education and family involvement.  Prior to that, she taught pregnant and parenting teens at Mt. Tahoma High School and was a senior grants and contracts manager for the City of Seattle’s teen parent programs. She currently serves on the Federal Way School Board, which oversees the most diverse student population in the state and the fifth most diverse in the nation.

“Too many people in our communities feel excluded or unwelcome when it comes to opportunities and programs readily available to others,” Wilson said. “As a state and as a society, we need to take the extra effort to make sure our public services are accessible by everyone who needs them.”

Wilson will also serve on the Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee. A long-term resident of the 30th Legislative District, born and raised in Washington State, Claire has lived in South King County since 1999. She proudly identifies as a lesbian woman and mother and is a graduate of Roosevelt High and Washington State University and earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

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January 14th, 2019|

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