Elected Experience: State Representative, 32nd District
Other Professional Experience: Recognized as a ‘Champion for Children’, Ruth’s professional career has been devoted to public service. She worked with the Office of Children's Affairs in Snohomish County and United Way on child care policy and public policy consulting. Previously, Ruth managed employment and training programs at the US Department of Labor.
Education: B.A. University of Washington; MPA, Syracuse University
Community Service: Vice-President, Thrive Washington; Previously: Board President, Center for Human Services; Vice President, League of Women Voters of Washington; Chair, Seattle Commission on Children and Youth; Shoreline Community College Foundation Board; Shorecrest Site Council; Shoreline Rotary.
Statement: I have devoted my career to creating opportunities for all children to succeed. Through my efforts, Washington has made major strides to improve early learning, foster care, juvenile justice and support for homeless youth and developmentally disabled children. My highest priorities are fully funding K-12 and early education, and lifting families out of poverty. I would be honored to continue to represent the 32nd district.
Endorsed: Attorney General Ferguson; Executive Constantine; County Councilmember Dembowski; Mayors of Seattle, Shoreline, Lynnwood; Children’s Campaign Fund; NARAL Pro-Choice WA; National Women’s Political Caucus; Planned Parenthood Votes WA; SEIU 1199; WA Conservation Voters