Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-Newsletter for April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-Newsletter for April 20, 2015

Will we have a Transportation Package this year? That’s certainly my hope, particularly since the last time the Legislature passed a transportation revenue package was ten years ago. It’s time. And it’s especially important in our area to relieve congestion and improve the safety of our roads. Go here to read about how Reps. Mike Sells, Luis Moscoso and I worked to amend the transportation revenue proposal and successfully include $152 million in transportation projects in the Snohomish area. ———————————— … Continue reading

Snohomish lawmakers successfully add $152 million in projects to transportation package proposal

April 15, 2015

Washington House Democrats

OLYMPIA—Last night the House Transportation Committee approved amended versions of both the Transportation Revenue bill, ESSB 5987, on a 17-8 vote, and the Transportation spending bill, ESSB 5988, on a 16-9 vote.  Dozens of amendments were offered in the 3.5 hour executive session; among those approved were projects and improvements sponsored by Snohomish area lawmakers Reps. Mike Sells, Lillian Ortiz-Self and Luis Moscoso, which focused specifically on the Snohomish area, totaling $152 million worth of transportation projects. “These don’t come … Continue reading

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-Newsletter for April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-Newsletter for April 6, 2015

Dear neighbors, The budget we passed out of the House last week aligns with our shared values and makes real investments in the future of our economy and the well-being of our children, families, and communities. With this budget, we are supporting an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few. Education The first thing on everyone’s mind this year has been funding education. One of the best tools we have to give all Washingtonians the opportunity to … Continue reading

MEDIA ADVISORY: Closing the opportunity gap press conference

March 27, 2015

Washington House Democrats

MEDIA ADVISORY: Closing the opportunity gap press conference

OLYMPIA—Next Wednesday, Representatives Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle), Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo), Ruth Kagi (D-Seattle) and Brady Walkinshaw (D-Seattle) will hold a press conference on how the House Democratic operating budget helps close the opportunity gap by addressing the educational needs of all students from cradle to career. The event will be held in Seattle at El Centro de la Raza at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. The legislators will be joined by other House Democrats, including lawmakers from the Members … Continue reading

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-Newsletter for March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-Newsletter for March 23, 2015

Dear neighbors, Thank you to all who attended our telephone town hall and our in-district town hall. We had a successful turn out with great questions and comments at both events. I look forward to hearing more from you, please know my office door is always open! ——————————————— Closing the Opportunity Gap We will be rolling out our budget soon and I am very pleased that we are not only meeting our legal obligations with McCleary, but also funding policy … Continue reading


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ABOUT LILLIAN:

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 (D-Mukilteo) talks about the operating budget, which fully funds McCleary but also invests in early learning, K-12 education, high school and beyond. She also talks about the need to continue educating students who are suspended or expelled from school.
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Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) gives a short summary on floor action including passing legislation around workers’ protections, including the equal pay opportunity act. She also talks about education policy to give more opportunities and access for students to succeed, and about measures to protect women and children who are victims of crimes.
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Watch Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) discuss what cutoff week is about and what happens when bills don’t move forward. She also talks about her local options bill for community transit options, the Senate transportation package, education bills passed out of committee, an anti-retaliation measure that protects workers and benefits businesses, and revenue.
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Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) gives an update on what’s happening in education in Olympia and introduces her Legislative Assistant, Krystal Hernandez, and her intern, Faride Cuevas.
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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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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.
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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.