2017 General Election Voters' Guide
State Senator
1-year unexpired term
Legislative District 48

Coming Soon
Michelle Darnell
(Prefers Libertarian Party)

Elected Experience: Elected as state delegate to the 2012 State Republican Convention. Chair of the King County Libertarian Party.

Other Professional Experience: Mother of 4, Legal Assistant, Small business owner.

Education: Ferndale High School (1988).  Whatcom Community College.  Skagit Valley College.

Community Service: Sunday School Teacher, Sunrise Preschool board member and teacher for 5 years. Fisher School PTA, Lynden. Asst. Youth Director Church on the Rock, Whidbey Island.  Consumer protection advocacy work since 2011.  Organized an effort to extinguish an unfavorable amendment in 2015, to help homeowners.  Participated in the 2016 One Night Count of Homeless in King County-Eastside.

Statement: As a paralegal, I fight to protect homeowners in our community from big banks. Now, I will take the fight to the state senate to protect our community against big party lobbyists.

Instead of funding education, Republicans and Democrats hold our children hostage to partisan agendas. The people have spoken: Every child deserves a great education, and I will fight to empower parents and teachers to deliver the best education to every child in Washington State.

It just makes sense for a senator to listen to the people. We don’t want a state income tax we voted down, and we don’t want sticker shock when we go to pay our car tabs because voters weren’t informed about the costs. I will protect your family from more surprise tax hikes. Our community should be welcoming and affordable for everyone, but regressive taxes hurt middle class families.

Let’s keep property and sales taxes reasonable and work together to prevent those in need from falling through the cracks. As an independent voice, I will hold both parties accountable to serve you. I’ve fought for justice for homeowners in King County, and I will fight for you in Olympia! I appreciate your vote.

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