Elected Experience: Washington State Senate, 2012 - present
Other Professional Experience: Federal External Affairs Officer, Legacy Health 2005 to present; Advertising, Columbian, 1982- 1987; Southwest Washington Director US Senators Brock Adams and Patty Murray 1987 -1997; Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society, 1997- 1998;: Public Affairs Coordinator, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 2002- 2003; Strategic Planning Administrator, C-TRAN 2003- 2004
Education: AA Degree Clark College; Marylhurst University
Community Service: Salmon Creek Lions Club, Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, SW WA Labor Roundtable, Clark County Democratic Women
Statement: As our Senator, Annette Cleveland has delivered the results our community needs. A Vancouver native, Annette has over three decades of private and public sector experience, and has demonstrated a record of common sense, collaboration, and community driven service. With our support, she will continue to champion Vancouver's priorities - jobs, education, transportation, and affordable healthcare and housing - in Olympia.
Annette stands up for women and families, our children and seniors. Annette sponsored legislation to ensure equal pay for equal work. She helped cut through red tape to allow citizens to seek affordable, quality care anywhere in our region and established a taskforce to tackle the high out-of-pocket costs for prescriptions. Annette passed legislation to help abused children, worked to fight elder abuse and sponsored legislation to protect families from short-notice evictions.
Focused on Main Street - not Wall Street - Annette made transportation investments to reduce gridlock. Annette is working on an I-5 bridge replacement and helped pass landmark laws increasing safety standards for oil transport.
Annette is working to build a better future for our children and grandchildren. Let's keep Annette in the Senate as our voice in the legislature for a brighter future!