Elected Experience: Rotary President, Union Leader (Spokane Education Association), President of Pear Ct Homeowners' Association
Other Professional Experience: Manages 750 Acre Family Farm; 30 Years K-12 Education (Classroom Teacher and Administrator); 28 Years Labor/Management Bargaining; 4 Years Policy Director to Governor
Education: BA in English and Education - University of Washington; MA in Special Ed – Gonzaga; PhD in Organizational Leadership - Gonzaga
Community Service: Rotary Club of Olympia (28 year Rotarian); Volunteer Intake Advocate at SideWalk, working with homeless veterans; Board of Directors of Washington Aerospace Scholars; College Bound Scholars; Board Member/Past President of Pear Ct Homeowners’ Association; United Way Board of Directors (Spokane)
Statement: A highly respected classroom teacher and administrator, Laurie Dolan is a passionate, progressive leader for the best quality, well funded schools. As Governor Gregoire’s Policy Director, Laurie helped create the Department of Early Learning, and crafted important environmental and economic justice legislation. Laurie will be an outspoken activist to fully fund state/local government and public employees, and assure a living wage for all!
A wife, mother, grandmother and cancer survivor, Laurie will fight tirelessly for children and families in the 22nd district. Endorsements: WA State Labor Council, WFSE, WEA, IAM 751, Council 2, NWPC, WA Conservation Voters, Young Democrats