This is the first time in the history of Washington state that the chairs and vice chairs of the Democratic Caucuses in both chambers are members of color:
- Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, HDC Chair
- Sen. Bob Hasegawa, SDC Chair
- Rep. My-Linh Thai, HDC Vice Chair
- Sen. Mona Das, SDC Vice Chair.
In this short video they each share their thoughts on how they came to serve in state government, on why it is important to have people of color in legislative leadership positions, and on how their backgrounds help shape and inform their work at the leadership table.