Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-newsletter for January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-newsletter for January 29, 2015

The legislative session is in full swing and I want to take a moment to update you on some of the work I have been doing in Olympia during the first 3 weeks. I’m starting a new segment in which I respond to your emails and letters on video. Here’s the first one, let me know what you think: Our work this session is about economic growth, opportunities, fairness and access. It’s about STRENGTHENING FAMILIES Education and the state budget … Continue reading

Ask Lillian 1: Funding education & cost of higher education

January 27, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Ask Lillian 1: Funding education & cost of higher education

Watch Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self respond to constituent emails on fully funding education, class size, teacher salaries and the rising cost of higher education.

Listen to the 21st District Telephone Town Hall

May 14, 2014

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self & Sen. Marko Liias

Listen to the 21st District Telephone Town Hall

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Sen. Marko Liias held a telephone town hall on May 8. If you missed it, click on the image below for the audio file.  

Ortiz-Self, Liias schedule telephone town hall for Thursday

May 5, 2014

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Ortiz-Self, Liias schedule telephone town hall for Thursday

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Sen. Marko Liias will host a telephone town hall for 21st Legislative District residents from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8. At that time, district constituents will receive a phone call inviting them to stay on the line to participate in the town hall. In addition, residents who do not automatically receive a call may dial a toll-free participant number to listen in on the event and ask questions of their elected state officials. That … Continue reading

Call for more diversity on college campuses supported

April 30, 2014

Washington House Democrats

April 30, 2014 Statement from representatives of the Washington Legislature’s Members of Color Caucus in support of Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard’s call for increased diversity on campus: “Our state’s higher education system is responsible for educating students to face the challenges of our ever-changing global society. A diverse, inclusive student body helps prepare our future leaders to be productive public citizens in the real world – one comprised of people with different national, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds. … Continue reading


Lillian was appointed to fill the seat vacated by former Rep.  Marko Liias, who took the place of retired Sen. Paull Shin.

In her current role as counselor at North Middle School, she works with a variety of youth in both a teaching and mentoring capacity. This, along with her work in several child-service organizations, has given her a deep appreciation and understanding of how human services can help families.

Lillian comes to the Legislature with a wealth of experience. In Illinois, she served as the clinical director of a mental health center, regional coordinator for the Board of Education, education adviser for the Department of Children and Family Services, and founder and former director of the CU Project, a center for Latino families and youth.

Her experience in Washington includes co-chairing the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee, being a member of the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, the Achievement Accountability Workgroup, and the Student Discipline Task Force. Additionally, Lillian was one of the founders… (continue reading biography here)

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Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self talks about her new committee assignments and discusses this year’s top priorities in the legislature: fully funding education, mental health, and a comprehensive transportation package.

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Read my first Report to the 21st District

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Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self talks about the end of session, including successes like HB 2335, which extends care and services for foster children. Rep. Ortiz-Self also talks about other top successes this session, such as the Dream Act and the passage of her student success bill, HB 2739.

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self provides a little background on her work prior to serving as a representative, which includes working as a school counselor and mental health counselor, and how that influences her current proposed legislation like the the Student Success bill and the Weighted GPA bill.