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

  • MEDIA ADVISORY – 49th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall TOMORROW | News - February 19, 2018
    Who: Sen. Annette Cleveland, Rep. Monica Stonier & Rep. Sharon Wylie – The 49th Legislative District legislators representing part of Clark County including part of Vancouver What: 49th legislative district telephone town hall meeting When: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.,... READ MORE
  • AP
    Washington House panel OKs bump stock ban
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    News - February 15, 2018
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — A House committee has approved a bill that would ban trigger devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, similar to the ones used in the Las Vegas mass shooting.
  • New York Law Journal
    Growing Into the Gig Economy: Pending Legal Challenges for the Industry
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    News - February 9, 2018
    The gig economy is often touted as a natural evolution of the employer-employee relationship, with companies enjoying access to a larger and cheaper pool of talent and workers enjoying flexible hours and a better work/life balance.
  • Stonier bill to ease regulatory uncertainty for craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries approved | News - February 8, 2018
    OLYMPIA – A bill aimed at reducing some regulatory uncertainty for Washington’s small business breweries, wineries, and distilleries passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 98-0. The craft brewery, winery, and distillery industries have seen massive growth... READ MORE
  • House passes bill limiting campaign contributions in all port races | News - February 8, 2018
    OLYMPIA—A measure aimed at leveling the playing field for all port races in the state passed the House of Representatives earlier today on a unanimous vote. “It’s about fairness, transparency and accountability,” said Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, who sponsored House... READ MORE
  • KPQ
    Gig Economy Concerning to Some State Lawmakers
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    News - February 7, 2018
    Being a part of the Gig Economy can sound sort of exciting. Lots of variety, none of that nine-to-five grind . . .
  • The Columbian
    Rep. Stonier sponsors ‘Breakfast after the bell,’ to feed more hungry kids
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    News - February 5, 2018
    At Martin Luther King Elementary School, the cafeteria is packed with students grubbing on whole-wheat bagels with cream cheese and fruit before rushing off to class.  
  • Stonier’s student nutrition bill wins Senate approval | News - January 31, 2018
    OLYMPIA – The Washington Kids Ready to Learn Act, sponsored by Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, received a strong 43-5 vote in the Senate today and is one step closer to becoming law. HB 1508, commonly referred to as the “Breakfast After the... READ MORE
  • The Columbian:
    $80 million from capital budget heading to Clark County
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    News - January 22, 2018
    Clark County will finally get funding for a much-anticipated list of infrastructure and construction projects after Gov. Jay Inslee signed the $4.2 billion capital budget on Friday.
  • Legislature approves millions for construction projects in Clark County | News - January 19, 2018
    OLYMPIA—Last night, just minutes after receiving the bill unanimously passed by the Senate, the House of Representatives passed the $4.18 billion-investment capital budget on a 95-1 vote and immediately sent it to the governor. SB 6090 includes a record $1... READ MORE
  • Videos

    1.20.18 – The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have sparked a long overdue conversation about sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. State legislatures across the nation are examining their workplace policies and practices, and taking steps to ensure all employees are safe at work.

    Here in Olympia, the House approved House Concurrent Resolution 4413, which will create a Unified One Table working group. This working group will help the House and Senate reshape our policies and practices so that lawmakers, legislative staff, lobbyists, reporters, and guests are safe from harassment while at our state capitol.


    1.19.18 – Last night, the Legislature finally approved a much-needed capital budget on a strong bipartisan vote. The state’s capital budget is one of the best budgets for Clark County that we’ve seen in a long time.

    Investments in the Clark County Historical Museum, the WSU Vancouver Life Sciences Building, and Bridgeview Education and Employment Resource Center are long overdue.


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    Vancouver Address:
    1104 Main Street
    Suite 550C,
    Vancouver, WA 98660

    (360)690-4700

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

    (360) 786-7872

    Legislative Assistant:
    Sarah Kohout

    Toll-free Hotline:
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    (360) 786-7215
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    (360) 786-7208
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