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Tamra Smilanich

A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 37 in the 2010 Washington General Election

On this race:

Elected Experience: P.C.O.

Other Professional Experience: Public & Private Schools Sports Official; Relocation Real Estate Agent.

Education: B.A. Sociology, B.A. Social Welfare University Washington; A.A.S. Shoreline Community College emphasis Criminal Justice.

Community Service: Since 13 years old I have been working in the community. Momentous experiences such as intern at Department of Corrections in the Sex Offender Unit and a Juvenile probation counselor, have given me a deeper understanding of how life is not just about family but about how the community treats one another. Participation in community action agendas, bill research, committee hearings, and contract negotiator qualify me as an informed and involved representative.

Statement: Having worked in the non-profit, private and public sector, my track record speaks for itself. My formal education in Social Welfare and Sociology have lent to momentous community experiences as an organizer and educator.  Having worked with youth in various capacities from group facilitator to sports official, I have also helped adults with housing needs. To strengthen the community, relationships with one another are just as important as understanding how government functions. Furthering a fair, just and prosperous society is best accomplished with local control through our representative form of government and protecting property rights. 

I will continue the work on bills in Olympia to address jobs and taxes; the working are the backbone of society and taxes need to be fairer.  Our responsibility to future generations is not only to improve education and cultivate responsible individuals but also we must be good stewards of our environment. 

All concerns are worth discussion; no matter what age or cultural background, promoting equality and self worth is a value we all share. Achieving our goals comes with unity and accountability to one another; I look forward to representing you in this capacity of a public servant.

Election results

Adam Kline (D) 32,577 87.91%
Tamra Smilanich 4,482 12.09%



Adam Kline




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