Mia was first appointed in 2013 to represent the 33rd Legislative District of Washington state, which includes SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines and parts of Kent, Burien, Renton and unincorporated King County. As a state legislator, Mia has diligently worked towards increasing voter participation, reducing hunger and helping local food entrepreneurs, fighting for worker’s rights and tackling Washington’s homelessness and housing affordability crisis. She is chair of the House Committee on State Government and Tribal Relations.
Prior to her service as a state representative she served two terms as a SeaTac city council member and held positions as the mayor and deputy mayor.
Mia has degrees from Highline Community College and the University of Washington. In addition to her political career, Mia worked as a surgical assistant and business manager in the dental field for nearly twenty years.
Mia is one of four generations of her family in the South King County area. Her daughter Alexis resides in Portland Oregon.