Biography

Monica sees public service as a calling and a responsibility. She decided to run for office because she is passionate about keeping Clark County a great place to raise her family. Monica believes a good Representative is one who listens to the community and makes decisions based on that two way communication, advocates for ALL community members, and works toward an effective government and respectful debate.

Born at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Monica comes from a strong military family and believes we must honor our veterans for their service. She moved to Washington while in high school, earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and her master’s degree from Washington State University Vancouver.  She is proud of her Mexican-American roots and has Japanese-American uncles who fought in the 442nd Go For Broke Infantry in WWII.

Professionally, Monica works as an instructional coach at Pacific Middle School in Vancouver. Previously she was a middle school teacher. She believes that today, we are educating workers for jobs we cannot even imagine.  Her professional work reflects her belief that the priority of public education should be to teach kids to think critically, not just pass tests. After working in a school and watching families grow in this community, Monica sees firsthand the need for stronger partnerships between jobs in our community and work force training and education.

Monica and her husband Brandon have been married for 15 years and now have two children who attend public school in Vancouver. She enjoys the outdoors, coaching youth sports, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

News

  • 49th District Telephone Town Hall Tuesday, March 21 @ 6:30 PM | News - March 17, 2017
    Who – 49th Legislative District Delegation: State Senator Annette Cleveland, State Representative Sharon Wylie, and State Representative Monica Stonier. What – Telephone town hall meeting. When – 6:30 – 7:30 PM Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Where – Calls will go... READ MORE
  • Stonier’s Breakfast After the Bell wins House approval | News - March 3, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Hungry kids will be given opportunities to eat nutritious meals in the morning at school if a bill approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday becomes law. The Washington Kids Ready to Learn Act, sponsored by Rep.... READ MORE
  • Stonier’s student loan ‘Bill of Rights’ approved by House | News - March 1, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Students paying off college debt will have additional consumer protections against scams and other harmful business practices if a bill approved by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday becomes law. The Washington Student Education Loan Bill of... READ MORE
  • Student loan reforms pass House budget committee | News - February 27, 2017
    OLYMPIA—Student loans are now essential for most blue collar and middle-class students trying to earn a college degree. Two ideas to help students get fair deals on those student loans passed the budget-writing committee in the House of Representatives last... READ MORE
  • Urgent action needed on school funding! | E-newsletters - January 28, 2017
    Your Voice in Olympia I am extremely pleased and honored to once again be serving as a voice for Southwest Washington in the state Legislature. Thank you for giving me this opportunity! As your state lawmaker, I will be focusing... READ MORE
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    Urgent action needed on school funding!

    by Washington House Democrats

    Your Voice in Olympia

    I am extremely pleased and honored to once again be serving as a voice for Southwest Washington in the state Legislature. Thank you for giving me this opportunity! As your state lawmaker, I will be focusing on policies that:

    • Ensure every student has opportunities to learn.
    • Create more pathways that lead to successful careers after graduation.
    • Expands economic prosperity to more families in our community.
    • Provides the proper care and treatment to those suffering from a mental illness.

    Again, thank you for the opportunity to represent you in Olympia.


    Urgent action needed on school funding!

    The House of Representatives voted on its first bill of the 2017 Legislative session this week – HB 1059. You may have heard this referred to as the “Levy Cliff” bill. In short, public schools will lose roughly $358 million in funding for the 2017-18 school year unless lawmakers act soon.

    How will this impact our community? Vancouver school district stands to lose $2.6 million. And Evergreen School District – $4.5 million.

    Click here for a more detailed explanation of the levy cliff bill. It’s time for the Legislature to step up and fully fund education!

    Although this bill passed the House with bipartisan support, early indicators suggest that the Republican-controlled Senate will not bring the bill up for a vote. If that’s the case, teachers will receive layoff notices in the coming weeks and crowded classrooms will become even more crowded.

    Students deserve stability in their schools. Passing this bill makes sure that school districts aren’t held hostage while the Legislature finds long-term solutions to the school funding problem.


    Honoring Dr. King

    Honoring Dr. King

    I was honored to speak on the House floor last week to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s message is just as important today as it was during the Civil Rights Movement.

    My message on the House floor was a simple one: Dr. King’s fight for equality and justice continues today, especially in our schools. Every child has potential, but only if they’re given support throughout their entire learning path. Too many children in Washington state fall behind because they aren’t given the same opportunities and the same resources as children in wealthier communities.

    Dr. King would want us to act to make equality and justice a reality for all of God’s children.

    (Click here to watch my speech.)  


    Keep in Touch

    I am here to serve you. Your feedback is important to me. Please call, write, email, or visit with your questions, comments, or concerns.

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    Monica

    Contact

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 331
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7872
    Email Monica

    Legislative Assistant:
    Sarah Kohout

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Education (Vice Chair)
    Capital Budget
    Health Care & Wellness
    Rules

    For Press Inquiries:
    Andy McVicar, Deputy Communications Director
    (360) 786-7215
    Andrew.McVicar@leg.wa.gov

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    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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