Elected Experience: Washington State Representative 2002 - 2010
Other Professional Experience: 25 years General Contractor; 5 years directing a facility for disabled and disadvantaged; worked with the Seattle Urban League; member OPEIU 8.
Education: BA, MA Political Science, University of Washington; Distinguished Alumni 2008
Community Service: Maralyn participates fully in the civic life of the 32nd Legislative District. She is a Board Member of Workforce Development Board of Seattle King County, Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and Shoreline Solar Project. She supports Friends of St. Edward Park, Friends of Fircrest and 32nd District Democrats. She has served on numerous boards including Washington State Peace Action and the Seattle Indian Center.
Statement: It has been an honor to represent your views and values during the past nine years as your State Representative. I am now running for the Senate to continue moving our State forward with sustainable economic, education and environmental policies.
We must develop strategies so that locally-owned and operated businesses can thrive; so that there is adequate training for living-wage jobs to bring prosperity to our communities and we are ensured of a sustainable and healthy environment. I serve on a Presidential Task Force working for federal clean-energy legislation, economic recovery and emerging technologies.
I most emphatically call for campaign finance reform and the overturning of I-134. Political power must flow from voting citizens rather than from corporate wealth. It's the State's responsibility to protect our vulnerable disabled and senior citizens with transparent and accountable safety nets. We must provide our children the education needed for the innovation- driven world economy and prepare them for multiple pathways for success.
I am the Democratic Party Nominee for Senate. I am proud to be endorsed by the WA State Labor Council, WA Conservation Voters, American Federation of Teachers and many more. I ask for your vote and continued support.