Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos is holding a re-election/birthday celebration on Tuesday, July 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pacific Tower—8th Floor, 1200 12th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144.

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Santos (D) will face John Dickinson (R) and Daniel Bretzke (R) in the primary.

A community activist for more than 30 years, Santos was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 1998.

Santos chairs the House Education committee and serves on the House Business & Financial Services and the Community and Economic Development & Housing committees.

She also serves appointments to the Washington State Investment Board and the Washington State Education Opportunity Gap Accountability and Oversight committee.

Santos is an advocate for providing quality early learning programs for young kids, ensuring a well-trained educator workforce, and closing the opportunity gap.

Outside of education, her key policy interests include civil rights, women’s rights, economic and environmental justice, affordable housing, and quality public education. She believes in providing level playing fields that allow those who work hard to succeed.

Santos has served on dozens of boards and foundations including the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and the University of Washington Business and Economic Development Program Board of Ambassadors.

She resides with her husband, Bob, in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood.

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