State Representative Noel Frame has served in the Washington State Legislature since January 2016. She was motivated to run for office by a strong commitment to fully fund public schools by fixing our state’s regressive, upside-down and unfair tax code. Born and raised in Washington state, Noel is a former foster parent to two members of her own family. She is deeply committed to tackling the root causes of systemic issues facing families in crisis, such as eradicating poverty and increasing access to quality healthcare. Noel works to give a voice to those who are often forgotten in policy conversations, relying heavily on her nearly two decades of experience as an organizer to successfully navigate political systems.
Noel is the Vice Chair of the House Human Services & Early Learning Committee, is the Co-Chair of the Children’s Mental Health Work Group and serves on the Partnership Council for Juvenile Justice. She also serves on the Tax Structure Work Group and is a member of the House Committees on Finance and Rules, as well as Housing, Community Development & Veterans Affairs.
Noel earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, with a B.A. in Political Communication and a M.A in Political Management. From there she continued her advocacy in Washington state, serving as a political organizer and as a legislative correspondent for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell.
For five years, Noel was the Director of Progressive Majority Washington (now Amplify), where she collaborated with groups representing communities of color, youth, women, and the LGBTQ community to increase the number of people from those communities running for office. She recruited, trained, and advised candidates for political office, from local government all the way to the state legislature.
As a part-time, citizen legislator, Noel now works as a community development and planning consultant at a small firm in the 36th District. Her experience working for a small business in Belltown gives her a unique perspective on the issues facing both employees and employers in small and growing companies.