Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

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

Ask Lillian 4: Funding mental health, & teacher evals tied to students’ scores

March 23, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Ask Lillian 4: Funding mental health, & teacher evals tied to students’ scores

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo), responds to constituents’ e-mails on funding mental health services, and on why teacher evaluations should not be tied to students’ scores.

21st LD legislators to host two town halls this week

March 10, 2015

Washington House Democrats

21st LD legislators to host two town halls this week

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, D-Mukilteo, and Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, will host two town hall meetings this week. The first one is over the phone tomorrow, Wednesday, March 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. Constituents can participate one of two ways: a wide swath of constituents across the district will receive a call a few minutes before the town hall begins, inviting them to stay on the line; or, if they don’t receive the call, they can … Continue reading

Ask Lillian 3: Breakfast After the Bell & graduation requirements

February 23, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Ask Lillian 3: Breakfast After the Bell & graduation requirements

Watch Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) responding to constituent emails on HB 1295, Breakfast After the Bell, and HB 1785, which would eliminate the certificate of academic achievement as a requirement for high school graduation, while still maintaining accountability and high standards.


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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.