Biography

Biography

As a progressive, community organizer and a mother of two, Representative Doglio has spent the last thirty years in training to take on the trust and aspirations of her community, to secure a thriving, sustainable, just and compassionate future for us all. She is currently serving her second term as a state representative from the 22nd legislative district. When not in session, Beth serves as the campaign director at Climate Solutions, a Northwest-based clean energy economy nonprofit. She also served as the regional co-director for the Power Past Coal campaign.

She was the founding executive director of Washington Conservation Voters and served in that role from 1991 – 1995. In 1996 she was a field organizer for National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL). She also served as a campaign organizer and later the development director for Audubon Washington. Beth has worked in public, private, and non-profit sectors, and has served in leadership staff positions in numerous political campaigns.

Beth has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in political science and telecommunications. She has been married for 22 years to Dr. Eddy Cates, a family physician at Pioneer Family Practice. A mom of two boys, she enjoys the outdoors, cycling, yoga, running, and traveling.

Representative Doglio has passed landmark legislation, including:

  • Enabling legislation to found the Washington State Women’s Commission
  • Securing $3 million for Interfaith Works Overnight Emergency Shelter
  • legislation to improve energy efficiency in buildings
  • Reducing hunger and environmental impacts through legislation to reduce food waste
  • Allowing part-time state workers to unionize
  • Making sure prevailing wage laws are followed so workers are paid what they are owed
  • Recognizing the risks firefighters take everyday by improving occupational disease presumptions