Washington State Senate | District 30
Claire spent 25 years working for the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD), specializing in early education and family involvement. Prior to working for the PSESD, Claire taught pregnant and parenting teens at Mt. Tahoma High School and worked as a senior grants and contracts manager for a City of Seattle teen parenting program. Claire has also worked as a nutrition educator and ran the WIC program in rural Montana following graduate school.
Claire has extensive volunteer experience in South King County including PTA, Citizens for Federal Way Schools, the Building Better Futures Board in Kent, the Advisory Board of the Washington Family Engagement Trust, and the Board of Directors for The Sidekick Collective.
Read more about Claire on her website.
Why this Race is Important
In 2017, Sister District helped Manka Dhingra in her Washington State Senate seat, gaining Democratic control of both houses of the Washington State Legislature. Democrats now hold a 50-48 majority in the House of Representatives and a 25-24 majority in the Senate, with one “Independent Democrat” senator caucusing with the Republicans.
Democrats hold a majority in the Washington legislature by a razor thin margin, and protecting that majority by winning further seats is critical to maintaining the “blue wall” of the West Coast.
Sister District Policy Scorecard
This candidate has pledged commitment to the following statements:
- We must protect a woman’s right to choose the health care and reproductive services she wants and needs.
- We need to protect and expand our social safety net, not dismantle it.
- We should pursue common-sense gun safety policies, consistent with the Second Amendment and local community standards and needs, which vary from community to community.
- Climate change is real and we need to protect our environment.