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Other Professional Experience: Born in Seattle, Washington, Alida’s parents instilled the values of honesty, innovativeness, and the ethics of hard work. Alida Skold is a successful businesswoman in Washington and globally. She founded the consulting firm, Global Consulting & Investments, Inc. that specializes in strategy, finance, and market solutions. Alida served as a member of the World Affairs Council Board and drove the establishment of the Skold Family Trust.
Education: B.A. in Business Administration and Information Systems, 1993 and Masters of Education in Leadership and Policy, 2006 - University of Washington.
Community Service: Chair Public & Global Affairs Committee, Habitat For Humanity, Rotary
Statement: Alida Skold, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Congress, is passionate about strengthening our region through economic development, creating jobs, fighting for equality for all, and building sustainable 21st century infrastructure. As your Representative, she would bring people together to negotiate and compromise to move America forward as our founders intended. Alida’s experience in negotiations and global consulting and as a community leader, global & federal policy expert, and businesswoman has prepared her to be a passionate advocate for the people. Alida will fight to keep America safe and work hard for the working families of Washington to create family wage paying jobs that provide equal pay for equal work, continue the work for healthcare for all, support a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, fight for the rights of all, develop policies to fight addiction to alcohol and drugs, work to strengthen Labor Unions, support public education, support our veterans, work hard for senior citizens by protecting social security and Medicare, support the social safety net, protect our environment, and create a modern defense force that protects America, and always seek real peace negotiations first. Alida Skold will create a Jobs Leadership Team by bringing together Labor Leaders, Business Leaders, Public Officials, Community Leaders and individuals interested in discussing ways to create jobs. President John F. Kennedy said: “I believe in an America that is on the march - an America respected by all nations, friends and foes alike - an America that is moving, doing, working, trying - a strong America in a world of peace.” Alida understands that America's leadership in the world depends on its leadership here at home. As your Congresswoman Alida Skold can bring her experience to be a progressive champion for the people of Washington’s 8th Congressional District.