Janis (Gall-Martin) Gbalah
A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 27 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Elected to the Pierce County Charter Review Commission; Gubernatorial Appointment by Governor Locke - Sentencing Guidelines Commission.
Other Professional Experience: President, Black Women’s Caucus; President, Interstate Youth Fellowship of the Church of God; Northwest Section Director, National Association for University Women.
Education: MS in Human Resources, Chapman University; BA in Business Management, Saint Martin’s University; AAS from Pierce College; Commissioned Military Officer (OCS).
Community Service: The American Legion Post 264, Rainier, WA; Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA); Spearheaded local efforts of the WA State Superintendent’s of Public Instruction with Dr. Thelma Jackson, closing the achievement gap of students in TSD # 10.
Statement: I will work for you as your public servant. "The Representative responsibility is to fight for you, the average citizen, in the Legislature; provide the leadership to accomplish needed projects in our community and give you unprecedented service". I will provide that leadership while advocating for accountability and transparency.
With my background in finance and budgeting, I will work hard to solve the budget crisis and at the same time, we need to honor, respect, and support our veterans and senior citizens. I will fight to fully fund education and support passage of I-1077 and I-1098.