On this race: Elected Experience: State Senator, 36th L.D. 1994-present; Chair, Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Committee; State Representative, 1992-94.
Other Professional Experience: U.W. Lecturer; U.S. Department of Education Research Principal Investigator and School Desegregation Specialist; University of California Irvine Assistant Dean; public school teacher; author; expert witness.
Education: Ph.D., Sociology of Education, M.A., Sociology, UCLA; B.A. and M.A., Education, California State University Northridge; Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Community Service: Board Member (current and former): Transportation Choices Coalition, Queen Anne Helpline, Queen Anne Community Council, Bayview Manor, YouthCare, World Affairs Council Advisory Committee, Center for Women & Democracy, Seattle Monorail Project.
Statement: Jeanne is our partner at home and in Olympia -- she's effective, accessible, and responsive. Jeanne is an effective leader: As Chair of the Senate Labor, Commerce, & Consumer Protection Committee, she works collaboratively in achieving common-sense solutions on very tough issues. Her priorities include strengthening our economy by creating living-wage jobs and helping our small businesses prosper. She firmly believes environmental sustainability and transportation choices are critical to our economic vitality, as are affordable health care, quality early learning and schools, and access to affordable higher education.
Jeanne works for the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable adults, victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, and strategies addressing homelessness and discrimination. She fights for social justice and economic equity, and has been a leader in advocating for safe, secure access to medical marijuana; a fair, progressive tax structure; and broadband access.
Jeanne is accessible and responsive. She maintains a district office, holds town meetings, and initiated 36th District Day in Olympia. She's involved in our neighborhoods and obtains funding for community needs. Jeanne's endorsements include Democratic, education, labor, women's, environmental, realtors', public safety, and community advocacy organizations. It's a privilege for Jeanne to serve her constituents.