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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  • 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
  • Doglio’s rape survivor bill heads to Governor’s desk | News - April 21, 2017
    OLYMPIA – A bill that will remove legal barriers for women seeking to terminate the parental rights of their rapists is one step away from becoming law. HB 1543, sponsored by Rep. Beth Doglio (D-Olympia) would close a current gap in state... READ MORE
  • A “Family First” budget for Washington! | E-newsletters - March 29, 2017
    Thanks to those of you who came to our town hall meetings on Saturday, March 11. We learned a lot. It is an honor to serve the 22nd Legislative District and the more we hear from you, the better job... READ MORE
  • HR 4623: International Women’s Day | News - March 8, 2017
    House Resolution 4623 It was my pleasure to sponsor HR 4623 this year in recognition of International Women’s Day. You can watch my floor speech below.      
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