Biography

Monica sees public service as a calling and a responsibility. She decided to run for office because she is passionate about keeping Clark County a great place to raise her family. Monica believes a good Representative is one who listens to the community and makes decisions based on that two way communication, advocates for ALL community members, and works toward an effective government and respectful debate.

Born at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Monica comes from a strong military family and believes we must honor our veterans for their service. She moved to Washington while in high school, earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and her master’s degree from Washington State University Vancouver.  She is proud of her Mexican-American roots and has Japanese-American uncles who fought in the 442nd Go For Broke Infantry in WWII.

Professionally, Monica works as an instructional coach at Pacific Middle School in Vancouver. Previously she was a middle school teacher. She believes that today, we are educating workers for jobs we cannot even imagine.  Her professional work reflects her belief that the priority of public education should be to teach kids to think critically, not just pass tests. After working in a school and watching families grow in this community, Monica sees firsthand the need for stronger partnerships between jobs in our community and work force training and education.

Monica and her husband Brandon have been married for 15 years and now have two children who attend public school in Vancouver. She enjoys the outdoors, coaching youth sports, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

News

  • Stonier elected to key leadership role in Olympia | News - January 15, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, was elected to serve as Deputy Majority Whip by members of the House Democratic Caucus on today. “It’s an honor to be elected by my colleagues to serve in this role,” said Stonier. “Southwest... READ MORE
  • Spokesman Review:
    Washington House backs late breakfast programs at public schools
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    News - January 11, 2018
    OLYMPIA – Some Washington public schools would be required to offer free or reduced-cost breakfasts to low-income students even if they arrive just before classes start, under a bill approved overwhelmingly by the House on Tuesday.
  • Seattle Times:
    More Washington students could get a meal in expanded breakfast-after-the-bell program
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    News - January 11, 2018
    OLYMPIA — More Washington students would have access to a morning meal under legislation that overwhelmingly passed the state House on Wednesday.
  • KNKX:
    ‘Breakfast After The Bell’ May Be Coming Soon To Washington State
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    News - January 10, 2018
    Wednesday marked the third day of Washington’s 2018 legislative session and the House of Representatives passed its first bill. It would require high poverty schools to offer breakfast after the start of the school day. It’s a top priority for Democrats.
  • Stonier’s student nutrition bill first off the House floor | News - January 10, 2018
    OLYMPIA – In their first floor vote of the 2018 legislative session, the House of Representatives approved a bill aimed at expanding programs that help students from low-income families receive nutritious meals in the morning. The Washington Kids Ready to Learn... READ MORE
  • The Columbian:
    2018 Legislative Preview: A short session with a long list of challenges
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    News - January 8, 2018
    When the Washington Legislature meets today a central goal will be finishing their work in the session’s 60 days.
  • The Centralia Chronicle:
    More Students Could Get a Meal in Expanded Breakfast-After-the-Bell Program
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    News - January 8, 2018
    OLYMPIA — More Washington students would have access to a morning meal under legislation that overwhelmingly passed the state House on Wednesday.
  • 49th LD TOWN HALL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT | News - December 20, 2017
    Washington state’s 49th Legislative District delegation, Sen. Annette Cleveland and Reps. Sharon Wylie and Monica Stonier, invite 49th district residents to join them at their town hall meeting on Saturday, January 6th from 10 am to noon at the Columbia... READ MORE
  • Wylie, Stonier seek to limit port campaign donations | News - November 2, 2017
    OLYMPIA – Citing a local port commissioner race that has seen more than $650,000 in campaign contributions from just two organizations, state lawmakers Rep. Sharon Wylie and Rep. Monica Stonier, both from Vancouver, plan to introduce a bill in the... READ MORE
  • My op-ed in Fortune on protecting gig workers | News - October 13, 2017
    Originally published on 10/13/17 in Fortune. From Amazon and Microsoft to Expedia and Intel, my home state of Washington is headquarters to many of the world’s leading technology firms. The tech industry is one of the largest employers in the... READ MORE
  • Videos

    1.20.18 – The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have sparked a long overdue conversation about sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. State legislatures across the nation are examining their workplace policies and practices, and taking steps to ensure all employees are safe at work.

    Here in Olympia, the House approved House Concurrent Resolution 4413, which will create a Unified One Table working group. This working group will help the House and Senate reshape our policies and practices so that lawmakers, legislative staff, lobbyists, reporters, and guests are safe from harassment while at our state capitol.


    1.19.18 – Last night, the Legislature finally approved a much-needed capital budget on a strong bipartisan vote. The state’s capital budget is one of the best budgets for Clark County that we’ve seen in a long time.

    Investments in the Clark County Historical Museum, the WSU Vancouver Life Sciences Building, and Bridgeview Education and Employment Resource Center are long overdue.


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    Vancouver Address:
    1104 Main Street
    Suite 550C,
    Vancouver, WA 98660

    (360)690-4700

    Olympia Address:
    JLOB 331
    PO Box 40600
    Olympia, WA
    98504-0600

    (360) 786-7872

    Legislative Assistant:
    Sarah Kohout

    Toll-free Hotline:
    1-800-562-6000
    1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

    Committees:
    Education (Vice Chair)
    Capital Budget
    Health Care & Wellness
    Rules

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    Andy McVicar, Deputy Communications Director
    (360) 786-7215
    Andrew.McVicar@leg.wa.gov

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    Dan Frizzell, Broadcast Coordinator
    (360) 786-7208
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