Biography

As a mother, state representative and former city council member, Tana brings a unique perspective to legislative issues. She has consistently advocated for improving life and work balance for busy families, addressing ongoing education and transportation needs, and looking for upstream solutions to maximize taxpayer dollars.

As a state representative for the 41st Legislative District, Tana sits on the Appropriations Committee, the Education Committee, and the Early Learning and Human Services Committee, where she serves as Vice Chair.

In the Legislature, Tana has championed legislation to close the gender pay gap and ensure our children have access to social emotional learning in our schools and mental health services.

After earning a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University, Tana worked as the national director of domestic policy at the Jewish women’s organization, Hadassah. She continued her work with nonprofits as a government relations and communications consultant for the next decade and then as Communications and Marketing Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle before her tenure on the Mercer Island City Council.

Tana serves on the board of Hopelink, on the Advisory Board of the UW Masters of Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology Program, and as a member of the National Association of Jewish Legislator’s national board. She has held previous board roles on the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Foundation, the Island Park Elementary School PTA, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

Tana and her husband have two young children and a big black lab.

News

  • Policy Issues Still in the Mix | E-newsletters - June 26, 2017
    Policy Issues Still in the Mix I hope you had a great weekend enjoying the hot days, Pride celebrations, high school and university graduations, Eid al-Fitr and more! Back in Olympia, things have been at a standstill regarding budget negotiations.... READ MORE
  • Video Update: Implications of a state government shutdown | Videos - June 23, 2017
     
  • Practical New Laws that May Fly Under the Radar | E-newsletters - May 22, 2017
    Practical Benefits of Laws We Just Passed Although work continues in Olympia to find a solution to fully fund education, we did pass some important legislation during the regular session. Working across the aisle and across the rotunda, we passed numerous bills that... READ MORE
  • State Republicans’ tax plan could hit Eastside property owners hard. | News - May 18, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Households along much of the I-405 corridor would see a sharp property tax increase as a result of the state Republicans’ K-12 education funding plan. The Senate Republican education funding proposal raises $5.5 billion in new state property... READ MORE
  • Transportation, Community Safety, and our Legislative Pages! | E-newsletters - May 9, 2017
    Investing in transportation Having passed both chambers, the bipartisan transportation budget has been delivered to Governor Inslee and is awaiting his signature. The budget allocates approximately $8.7 billion in much needed funding to Washington state’s transportation network. Thanks to our... READ MORE
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    Contact

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    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 309
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7894
    Email Tana

    District Office:
    1611 116th Ave NE
    Suite 206
    Bellevue, WA 98004

    (425) 453-3037

     

    Legislative Assistant:
    William Parmer
    Email: William.Parmer@leg.wa.gov

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

    Committees:
    Early Learning & Human Services (Vice Chair)
    Appropriations
    Education

    To schedule an appointment or other office inquiries:
    William Parmer, Legislative Assistant
    (360) 786-7894
    William.Parmer@leg.wa.gov

    For Press Inquiries:
    Megan Stockhausen, Communications Specialist
    (360) 786-7323
    Megan.Stockhausen@leg.wa.gov

    For broadcast-quality audio or TV/radio interviews:
    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
    Dan.Frizzell@leg.wa.gov

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