Mia was first appointed in 2013 to represent the 33rd Legislative District, including SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines, and parts of Kent, Burien, Renton, and unincorporated King County. Mia also served on the SeaTac City Council from 2008 to 2015. Many of her legislative accomplishments include serving as Chair of the House Members of Color Caucus and Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, expanding voting rights, ensuring our residents are housed, helping to establish Washington’s first Office of Equity, championing statewide digital equity, and being part of the so-called “food fighters” who work together on legislation to help the food insecure. She prides herself in representing one of the most racially diverse districts in the state.
Mia has spent over 40 years in South King County and holds degrees from Highline Community College and the University of Washington.
Prior to her service as a state representative, 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.