Who We Are Rep. Mia Gregerson (D-SeaTac), Chair, 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. Rep. Jamila (“jah-mee-lah“) Taylor (D-Federal Way), 1st Vice Chair, is an attorney, youth advocate and small business owner with a passion for community service and a commitment to serving the public good. Rep. Emily Alvarado (D-Seattle) is a longtime leader on housing who is fighting for economic opportunity, high-quality public education and child care, reproductive justice, and breaking the cycle of poverty. Rep. April Berg (D-Mill Creek) is a former small business owner and Boeing employee. She is the first Black woman to represent the 44th District and has lived in Snohomish County for more than 20 years. Rep. Julio Cortes’s family immigrated from Mexico to Washington when he was five years old. He is a staunch advocate for affordable housing, addressing the root causes of homelessness, and advancing economic equity in his district. Rep. Brandy Donaghy (D-Mill Creek) is a military veteran and community organizer and volunteer. She is a strong advocate for building community resiliency in overburdened communities, housing affordability, and education. Rep. Davina Duerr is a longtime Bothell resident, Davina has worked on preserving open space and addressing affordable housing and transportation needs, with a particular focus on environmental sustainability. Rep. Debra Entenman (D-Kent) is a former non-traditional student who is passionate about education for people of all ages and stages of life Rep. Darya Farivar is the first Iranian-American and overall first Middle Eastern women elected to the legislature. She advocates to expand behavioral healthcare and civic engagement in overburdened communities and reform the criminal legal system. Rep. David Hackney (D-Tukwila) is a lawyer with experience working at the Department of Justice, The Nature Conservancy, and as a board member for Tabor 100 and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation, as well as Commissioner of the Washington Human Rights Commission Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-Bow) is a mom who focuses on listening to stakeholders, citizens, and governmental bodies, and is the only Native American woman currently serving in the Legislature Rep. Sharlett Mena (D-Tacoma) has spent her career in service of working families through state and federal government. She is a champion for voting rights, climate action, and an economy that works everyone. Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Parkland) is a former school board director, a U.S. Army veteran, and an active community advocate who understands that people who struggle the most tend to have the least access to the legislative process. Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) has worked across child-serving systems, which gives her a deep appreciation and understanding for all human services. She currently serves as the Majority Caucus Chair. Rep. Bill Ramos (D-Issaquah) is a former Issaquah City Council member and has worked for the US Forest Service and the Federal Transit Administration Rep. Julia Reed (D-Seattle) consults with businesses, school districts, and nonprofits on workforce, racial equity, and economic development issues. She previously worked with the U.S. State Department, Obama administration, and as senior policy advisor to the mayor of Seattle. Rep. Kristine Reeves (D-Federal Way) is a working mom, former foster youth, and small business owner who advocates for working families, educators, and building an economy that works best for all of us. Outside of the Legislature, she is an economic developer, equity & inclusion consultant, and founder of the Political Equity Project. Rep. Cindy Ryu (D-Shoreline) served as the first Korean American woman mayor in America. At the Legislature, she advocates for small business owners, public schools, affordable housing, and public safety. Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle) proudly represents the district where she was raised by civil rights leaders in an era of major social justice activism. Rep. Clyde Shavers (D-Oak Harbor) is a U.S. Navy veteran and community advocate who is dedicated to affordable housing, supporting our military and veterans, and environmental protection. Rep. Tarra Simmons (D-Bremerton) is the first known formerly incarcerated member of a state legislature in the United States. She is an attorney and the Founding Director of the Civil Survival Project, which advocates for people impacted by the criminal legal system. Rep. Vandana Slatter (D-Bellevue) is an advocate for reproductive healthcare, educational attainment for underrepresented communities, increasing pathways into STEM, protecting our climate, and equitable economic growth. Rep. Chris Stearns (D-Auburn) served as the first Native American member of the Auburn City Council. He’s worked at the state and federal level to advance human and tribal rights, expand clean energy jobs, champion health care access and affordability, and improve economic opportunity for marginalized communities. Rep. Monica Stonier (D-Vancouver) hails from a strong military family and is currently an instructional coach in Clark County. Rep. Chipalo Street (D-Seattle) is an advisor on emerging technology in the Office of the CTO at Microsoft. He’s used that expertise to fight for digital equity by teaching computer science in a south Seattle school. He is also a professional soccer referee and entrepreneur who runs a small real estate company which centers progressive values. Rep. My-Linh Thai (D-Bellevue) is the first refugee to serve in the Washington State Legislature. She is a passionate advocate for education, having served as school board director, and is a proud graduate from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.