During my first campaign for the Legislature, I promised to fund education first in the state budget if I was elected. And I was honored that the League of Education Voters recognized this commitment and endorsed my campaign.
After being sworn into office, I was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, which reviews the state budget and all other spending bills. I was proud to vote for a budget that devoted two-thirds of new revenue to K-12 classrooms, the largest increase to education funding in state history. To be sure, much work remains to be done, and that’s one of the reasons I am now running for reelection.
That’s why I’m so thankful that the League of Education Voters has recognized my work on behalf of education and endorsed by reelection campaign.
Chris Korsmo, CEO of the League of Education Voters, wrote:
“Our vision is to improve public education for all students in Washington state, from cradle to career, with ample, equitable, and stable funding. To achieve that vision, our goal is to elect candidates who will be partners in that effort.”
I hope to have the opportunity to return to the Legislature for another term to continue fighting for our kids.