Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

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.

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-Newsletter for February 14, 2015

February 14, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Rep. Ortiz-Self’s e-Newsletter for February 14, 2015

I can’t believe a month has already gone by. Things are moving fast as bills are circulating. It has been wonderful to hear from many of the residents in the 21st Legislative District. There are so many caring people who take a day off of work and travel many hours to have their voices heard, or who send emails and letters. For those who can’t, I want to assure you I will fight hard to make sure I represent, to … Continue reading

Ask Lillian 2: Remote testimony for children, & transit services

February 13, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Ask Lillian 2: Remote testimony for children, & transit services

Watch Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) respond to constituent emails on remote testimony for child victims, and the need for improvements in transit services in the 21st Legislative District.

Children victims’ remote testimony awareness bill introduced in the House

January 30, 2015

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self

Children victims’ remote testimony awareness bill introduced in the House

This morning a bill aimed at increasing awareness of existing law that allows for children victims to testify remotely was introduced by Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo). Research has found that when children are called to testify in court proceedings, the trauma resulting from exposure to an open courtroom, or confrontation with a defendant, can lead to emotional distress and inaccurate testimony. “As a mental health counselor, I have sat with children as they are forced to testify in front of … Continue reading

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


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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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PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA
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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.


Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) gives and update on what’s happening in education in Olympia and introduces her Legislative Assistant, Krystal Hernandez, and her intern, Faride Cuevas.

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.

 Nieto, Lilia

Read my first Report to the 21st District

 Nieto, Lilia


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.