Elected Experience: UP Metropolitan Parks District Commissioner. Former Chair, Pierce County Ethics Commission (appointed).
Other Professional Experience: Deputy Director of Pierce County's human service department, administering 200 staff and providing services to thousands of Pierce County families, seniors, veterans, and kids; Past Director of Student Support Services at Pierce College; owns business with husband.
Education: PhD, Oregon State; M.Ed and BA, Western Washington.
Community Service: President, University Place Schools PTSA; Board Member, YMCA; Trustee, Accountable Community of Health; Mari is active in our schools and her church. Mother of seven, including two adopted through foster care. Mari believes children deserve secure, loving homes.
Statement: Mari Leavitt is a respected County and 22-year college administrator, small business owner, PTSA leader, and proud military mom, daughter and granddaughter. She will be a principled, independent State Representative focused on real priorities: funding local schools, transportation solutions, community safety and crime prevention, and investing in local workers and jobs.
With our vote, Mari will fight to protect and expand veteran career training and health benefits - including mental health coverage. She will keep taxes low for families and small businesses, and demand on-time, balanced budgets. Mari Leavitt will work for us, not a political party agenda.