Rep. Morrell’s Biography

Dawn Morrell has called Puyallup home for nearly thirty years, but she grew up on a potato farm in Blackfoot, Idaho. After graduating from high school, Dawn earned both an Associates of Science Degree in Nursing and an Associates of Arts Degree in General Science from Solana College in California. She would go on to graduate cum laude from the University of Washington- Tacoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Dawn has worked as a certified critical care nurse at Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup since 1984. In addition to her work at Good Samaritan, Dawn has served on the Washington State Nurses Association’s Legislative and Health Policy Council and the Pierce County Nursing Association’s Board of Directors.

In 2002, Dawn was elected to represent the 25th legislative district in the Washington State House of Representatives. During her tenure, Dawn has served as both Majority Caucus Chair and Deputy Majority Whip. She currently serves as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.

Her legislative priorities include making critical investments in education, strengthening our business climate to create family wage jobs, and ensuring that affordable, quality health care is available to every Washingtonian.

Dawn and her husband Jim, a retired Air Force Pilot, have been married for over forty years and have two children and six grandchildren. Their two children, Jereme and Jameson, attended Puyallup public schools and graduated from Rogers High School.

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