Biography

As a progressive, community organizer and a mother of two, Beth has spent the last thirty years in training to take on the trust and aspirations of her community, to secure a thriving, sustainable, just and compassionate future for us all. She is currently serving her first term as a state representative from the 22nd legislative district.

Beth most recently served as the campaign director at Climate Solutions, a Northwest-based clean energy economy nonprofit. She also served as the regional co-director for the Power Past Coal campaign.

She was the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters and served in that role from 1991 – 1995. In 1996 she was a field organizer for National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL). She also served as a campaign organizer and later the development director for Audubon Washington. Beth has worked in public, private, and non-profit sectors, and has served in leadership staff positions in numerous political campaigns.

Beth has volunteered countless hours in the social service sector with Solid Ground and Noel House Homeless Shelter, on international development in Nicaragua, various environmental organizations, as an advocate for parks and sidewalks and in her children’s elementary school as PTA President.

Beth has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in political science and telecommunications. She has been married for 21 years to Dr. Eddy Cates, a family physician at Pioneer Family Practice. A mom of two young boys, she enjoys the outdoors, cycling, yoga, running, and traveling.

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  • Rep. Beth Doglio Recognized as Outstanding Legislator | News - September 14, 2017
    OLYMPIA – State Rep. Beth Doglio (D-Olympia) has received the 2017 Outstanding Legislator Award from the Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts for her dedication to improving the Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) program. The Public Works Trust Fund... READ MORE
  • Response to Charlottesville and moving forward in Washington | News - August 25, 2017
    We are outraged by the violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville and further condemn Trump’s rhetoric in Phoenix, which perpetuated hatred and bigotry. In response, as Washington House Democrats, we are expressing our strongest commitment to fighting for a more... READ MORE
  • What we stand to lose | E-newsletters - July 13, 2017
    Unless the Senate votes, $4.17 billion in construction projects won’t happen The House of Representatives passed a state capital budget on a 92-1 vote. But unless the Republican-controlled Senate acts, Washington state won’t have a construction budget this year. That... READ MORE
  • Possible government shutdown | News - June 22, 2017
    Dear friends and neighbors, If there’s no budget deal by June 30, the state government shuts down on July 1—and that will hurt everyone. This would be the first time since Washington became a state in 1889 that lawmakers failed... READ MORE
  • Olympian op-ed: State budget requires bipartisan compromise | News - May 16, 2017
    Originally published in The Olympian, May 16, 2017. By Rep. Beth Doglio Approving the state’s two-year operating budget is always the toughest challenge for the Legislature. This year is no different. The challenge this session is especially difficult given the... READ MORE
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