Patty is a fighter who is working to make Washington safe for everyone. Patty has over 30 years’ experience as an attorney in municipal and private practice. Her current practice focuses on employment discrimination, sexual harassment in particular, and helping people injured by texting, drunk, or other negligent drivers. She is an advocate for open government, becoming well versed in public records laws when working as a city attorney, an area she also continues to practice in today when she is not serving as the state senator for District 48. She was a longtime volunteer for the Chinook Middle School PTSA and earned the “Golden Acorn” award for her volunteer service in 2006. She has also volunteered with various nonprofits, including Sacred Heart Social Concerns, Congregations for the Homeless, The Peace Alliance, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Virtue’s Children Nepal, Chrysalis Domestic Violence Center, and the Minnesota International Health Volunteers. She has represented the 48th LD since 2015, first as a representative and now as its first female state senator. In addition to gaining the endorsement of MoveOn members, she has also been endorsed by a wide range of organizations and individuals, such as the Washington State Progressive Caucus, Win With Women PAC, the Washington State Nurses Association, Planned Parenthood Votes, Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Washington Conservation Voters, Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, U.S. Representatives Susan DelBene and Adam Smith, and many others in Senate District 48 and across Washington.
"She is the candidate with the most integrity and honesty. She listens to her constituents and fights hard for what they want. She gets the job done. She is one of the brightest legislators in Olympia. We need her leadership there! She is a true leader." –Elaine from Bellevue
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