Elected Experience: Shoreline School Board, State Senator, United States Senator
Other Professional Experience: Shoreline Community College Cooperative Preschool Teacher
Education: Graduate, Washington State University
Community Service: No information submitted
Statement: Our country isn’t working for people the way it should be. And most days, Congress does very little to confront the challenges we face.
Despite the obstacles, I work hard to break through the gridlock and dysfunction and move us toward a country and state that works for all families, not just the wealthiest few.
I know you want a Senator committed to getting results. That’s why, after the Tea Party shut down the government in 2013, I led bipartisan negotiations to reopen the government and restore important investments in education, jobs, and other local priorities. After I heard from parents and teachers that No Child Left Behind wasn’t working for our students, I wrote a bill to finally fix this broken law, help end the reliance on overtesting, and put our students first. My bipartisan bill was signed into law, and NCLB is finally ending.
I am running for reelection because there is so much more Congress should be doing to help workers, veterans, families, and the economy—and I want to keep up the fight and make sure Washington state families have a strong voice at the table who will stand up for their values and priorities.
I am running to keep fighting to create jobs and grow the economy in a way that actually helps local families. Instead of tax cuts for the rich, I think we should give tax cuts to working families and invest in college affordability, student loan debt reduction, affordable childcare, increasing the minimum wage, helping veterans transition to the workforce—and more. And I’m going to keep fighting back against those who would hurt our workers, turn back the clock on women’s health, and divide our country.
I ask for your vote to keep fighting for you and all Washington state families.