Elected Experience: Melanie Stambaugh is our State Representative in the 25th District serving as Assistant Ranking Member on the House Education Committee, Member on the House Higher Education, Transportation, and Rules Committees.
Other Professional Experience: Melanie co-owns two small businesses: You Impression, a personal development company and Upright Posts, a real estate sign service.
Education: BA in Business Administration, University of Washington Foster School of Business; Emerald Ridge High School.
Community Service: Communities In Schools of Puyallup’s Board of Directors and Programs Committee Chair; March Gladness Community Service Program; Daffodil Scholarship Foundation Board; Lifetime Member of the VFW Auxiliary; 2009 Daffodil Festival Queen.
Statement: Melanie Stambaugh is an energetic and effective leader. Born and raised in Puyallup, Melanie has a history of supporting our schools and helping students succeed. Melanie’s priorities are based on the needs of our community: funding education first, reducing costs of higher education, protecting senior citizens, increasing women's health and safety, providing resources for homeless youth, and relieving highway congestion.
Melanie’s focus is people, not politics. She brings people together to find solutions and get things done. Melanie was named Legislator of the Year by the Washington Student Association and has been endorsed by the League of Education Voters.