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Biography

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.

News

  • Rep. Walkinshaw’s comments on the Free to Finish College program. | - February 3, 2016
    “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... READ MORE
  • Walkinshaw introduces measure to provide transparency of continuing care retirement communities | News - January 26, 2016
    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.... READ MORE
  • Bill will allow municipalities options on gun safety | News - January 21, 2016
    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... READ MORE
  • Walkinshaw to roll out farm worker safety bill | News - January 15, 2016
    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... READ MORE
  • Bill will cap out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs | Press Releases - January 14, 2016
    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... READ MORE
  • Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 328
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    Seattle Office:
    1200 12th Ave S, Ste. 801
    Seattle, WA 98144

    (360) 786-7826 (Olympia)
    (206) 729-3241 (Seattle)
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    Toll-free Hotline:
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    Committees:
    Agriculture & Natural Resources (Vice Chair)
    Appropriations
    Early Learning & Human Services

    For Press Inquiries:
    Jamie Nixon, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7202
    Jamie.Nixons@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
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    (360) 786-7208
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