As a progressive, community organizer and a mother of two, Beth 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 first term as a state representative from the 22nd legislative district.

Beth most recently served 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 volunteered countless hours in the social service sector with Solid Ground and Noel House Homeless Shelter, on international development in Nicaragua, various environmental organizations, as an advocate for parks and sidewalks and in her children’s elementary school as PTA President.

Beth has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in political science and telecommunications. She has been married for 21 years to Dr. Eddy Cates, a family physician at Pioneer Family Practice. A mom of two young boys, she enjoys the outdoors, cycling, yoga, running, and traveling.


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  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Town Hall Meeting with 22nd Legislative District Lawmakers | News - February 13, 2018
    Who: Rep. Laurie Dolan, Rep. Beth Doglio, and Sen. Sam Hunt, the 22nd Legislative District lawmakers representing Thurston County, including Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater. What: Town Hall meeting with 22nd Legislative District constituents. When: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday,... READ MORE
  • State House passes bill protecting domestic-violence survivor from discrimination | News - February 7, 2018
    OLYMPIA – The Washington House of Representatives passed legislation today to protect survivors of domestic or sexual violence from discrimination. HB 2661, sponsored by Rep. Beth Doglio (D–22, Olympia), prohibits businesses from firing or otherwise discriminating against domestic or sexual... READ MORE
  • Rep. Doglio: State budget held hostage and Washington schools pay price | News - October 9, 2017
    There’s a bipartisan agreement on the state’s capital budget, but the Republican-controlled Senate refuses to pass it. Check out my op-ed in The News Tribune to get the full story. Originally published as an op-ed in The News Tribune on... READ MORE
  • Rep. Beth Doglio Recognized as Outstanding Legislator | News - September 14, 2017
    OLYMPIA – State Rep. Beth Doglio (D-Olympia) has received the 2017 Outstanding Legislator Award from the Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts for her dedication to improving the Public Works Trust Fund (PWTF) program. The Public Works Trust Fund... READ MORE
  • Response to Charlottesville and moving forward in Washington | News - August 25, 2017
    We are outraged by the violent white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville and further condemn Trump’s rhetoric in Phoenix, which perpetuated hatred and bigotry. In response, as Washington House Democrats, we are expressing our strongest commitment to fighting for a more... READ MORE
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