2016 General Election Voters' Guide

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Jeannie Darneille

Elected Experience: State Senator, 2013-present; State Representative, 2001-2012

Other Professional Experience: Director or Program Officer: Pierce County AIDS Foundation; YWCA; WA ECEAP; Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium; Emergency Food Network; Nonprofit consultant (clients included Tacoma Community House, United Cerebral Palsy, Hospitality House, and the Korean Women’s Association); service on boards and commissions, including the WA State Historical Society and the Western State Hospital oversight commission.

Education: B.A., Western Washington University; M.Ed., Colorado State University

Community Service: Boards: Tacoma Community House, Breast Cancer Resource Center, City Club, Associated Ministries, American Leadership Forum.  Volunteer: Hospitality Kitchen, Mason Middle School Boosters, Stadium Boosters, Women of Vision 

Statement: I have always tackled tough challenges. I am the oldest of six children raised in a military family by parents with strong values and a commitment to community. I directed nonprofits, including the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, the Emergency Food Network, and the Korean Women’s Association, and raised funds to start Zoolights in 1988. I have represented the 27th District since 2001 as State Representative and now as State Senator.

I worked in the community mobilization to stop the methanol plant in Tacoma. I am a champion for children and families, people with mental health challenges or addiction, and youth and adults in the justice system. I am committed to improving our education and health care systems. I have worked to secure funding for local infrastructure, including transportation projects, museums, colleges and universities, and health care facilities to improve Tacoma.

I stand up for persons who are less fortunate and work to reduce poverty. I strive to end racial disproportionality and reform the criminal justice system. I am committed to improving education for all learners. I am pro-choice, and will always work to end all discrimination. I am a champion for Tacoma.

I ask again for your vote.

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