2017 Primary Voters' Guide
State Senator
1-year unexpired term
Legislative District 45

Coming Soon
Manka Dhingra
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience: First run for office

Other Professional Experience: King County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 17 years, Chair of Therapeutic Alternative Unit overseeing Mental Health Court, Veterans Court, an innovative jail diversion program that rebuilds lives, and crisis intervention instructor for law enforcement.

Education: JD, UW School of Law; BA in Political Science and History, UC Berkeley

Community Service: My family has lived in Redmond for over 21 years.  I’m a proud PTSA Golden Acorn Award recipient; National Alliance on Mental Illness Eastside Board Member; Co-Founder of API Chaya, a domestic violence prevention organization; Girl Scout Cookie mom; Chess, Math Club, Destination Imagination coach.

Statement: Eastside families deserve experienced, professional, local leadership. Education is my priority because public schools are the foundation of our democracy. We must ensure that every child has a plan for success and can take advantage of local opportunities. I will work to create realistic, sustainable funding solutions.

Billions in new state and voter-approved transportation investments will transform our region, but require strong oversight and leadership. I’ll demand accountability, transparency and protect the individuality of our district.

I will continue to ensure veterans have access to critical health and support services. Safe communities are my expertise: I will continue to protect victims of domestic violence, keep guns away from criminals, abusers, and children, while working to address issues of mental health, addiction, and homelessness.

I would be honored to represent you, listen to your needs, and build coalitions to bring people together in innovative ways to strengthen our communities. I will rely on science and data to shape policy, including addressing climate change. I will reflect our shared values that diversity makes our communities stronger and protect the rights of all people - including a woman’s right to choose. Endorsed: WA Conservation Voters, Teachers, Firefighters, Planned Parenthood Votes, many more!

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