Elected Experience: State Representative, 2014-current
Other Professional Experience: Everett School District Educator, Mental Health Counselor, Former Small Business Owner of a Private Mental Health Practice, Clinical Director of a Mental Health Center, Regional Coordinator for the Illinois Board of Education, Education Advisor for Department of Children and Family Services.
Education: Masters in Public Administration & Masters in Counseling from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa
Community Service: Chair, Commission of Hispanic Affairs; Co-Chair, Legislators Educational Opportunity Gap Statewide Committee; Member, Washington Achievement Accountability Education Workgroup and Discipline Task Force; President’s Advisory Council Member, Everett Community College
Statement: As an educator, Lillian has remained focused on our state’s paramount duty – fully funding our schools. In Olympia, she fought for the funds to build new schools, address our teacher shortage, and close the opportunity gap that exists for too many of our kids. She also helped pass a transportation package to keep our region moving and create hundreds of jobs here at home. A longtime voice for our most vulnerable, Lillian ensured that our budget provides for our state’s growing mental health needs and homeless kids and families. Keep Lillian Ortiz-Self working hard for us!