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Raised in a rural community in the Nooksack Valley in northeast Whatcom County, Brady grew up around many of the challenges and opportunities we face today.
Brady’s mom, Vicky, teaches English Language Learners in Nooksack Valley Schools – the same schools where Brady graduated. She came to the United States from Cuba with her parents, who put their three kids through college working their way up from washing dishes to becoming successful restaurant owners. On his dad’s side, Brady is a fifth generation Washingtonian. His dad, Charlie, is an agricultural educator and was born and raised in the 43rd Legislative District.
After graduating high school, Brady attended Princeton University on a scholarship where he studied public policy. On graduating, he went on to study as a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras. In Honduras, Brady founded Proyecto Villa Nueva, a non-profit that works to foster youth leadership and prevent violence in urban slums. In 2011, the Organization of American State recognized the program for its contributions to building a culture of peace.
Through his career, Brady has focused on promoting economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and human rights. Brady worked as a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supporting sustainable and productive food systems for the poor in developing countries. He spent time in Washington, D.C. working on interfaith dialogue for environmental and social justice with Georgetown University and the World Bank.
At home, Brady serves as the Vice Chair of the Trust for Public Lands’ Washington State Advisory Board and on the board of Intiman Theatre. As a legislator, Brady is committed to putting his values into practice through policies that support economic opportunity for all, preserve our environment for the future, and invest in the education system we need for our kids to succeed from pre-K thru college.
Brady lives on Capitol Hill with his partner Micah Horwith, a Seattle native and a marine biologist with the State’s Department of Natural Resources.
“We absolutely need innovation to make higher education accessible to all Washingtonians. We also know that too many low and middle-income students in our state begin down a path for a post-secondary degree but never finish. They’re saddled with debt...
Olympia – Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D-Seattle) testified in the Health Care and Wellness Committee for a measure he sponsored to provide increased transparency and oversight of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). “Retirement security is essential for seniors in our state....
Olympia – Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D-Seattle) and Sen. Cyrus Habib (D-Bellevue, Senate Democratic Whip) have proposed legislation which would provide local authorities the ability to regulate firearms in certain public places, including: buses, parks, libraries and community centers. For over...
OLYMPIA – Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D-Seattle) will host a press availability to introduce HB 2484, a dairy safety bill followed by a hearing on the measure by the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee. WHO: Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D-Seattle), dairy...
OLYMPIA – A bill introduced in the Washington State Legislature on Thursday will make it easier for people in Washington to afford costly prescription medications by capping the out-of-pocket expenses for patients who suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases. Under...
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