Rep. Davina Duerr has spent her life in service to her community. A longtime Bothell resident, Davina has worked on preserving open space and addressing affordable housing and transportation needs, with a particular focus on environmental sustainability. She recognizes that climate change mitigation, housing, environmental justice, and social justice are linked. To address one of these issues, Washington must address all of them. That means creating livable, walkable communities that cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, infrastructure costs and make our communities more inclusive and accessible for everyone. Her first elected position was as a councilmember in the City of Bothell.
Before taking office, Rep. Duerr served as Vice President of the Northshore Schools Foundation and was a co-founder and co-chair of the Foundations’ M.I.L.K. Money campaign, which helps to raise money for students experiencing homelessness. She also had over 10 years of service on the Bothell Landmark Preservation Board, including 8 years as Chair. Rep. Duerr was inspired to seek appointment to the legislature after working to secure funding for I-405 bonding capacity in 2018. A daughter of a Taiwanese immigrant, Davina was raised in upstate New York, and then attended Syracuse University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. She is the mother of two amazing young adults. One who attends UW and another who is a high school student.
Davina serves as Chair of the Local Government Committee and as a member of the Environment & Energy and Transportation Committees.