I am honored to represent Washington’s 8th Congressional District, and am running for re-election to represent the district which includes much of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kittitas, and Chelan Counties, and portions of Douglas County.
I am a pediatrician, a wife, and a mom with deep roots in this community. Prior to being elected to Congress, I spent 17 years as a pediatrician listening to and helping solve problems with thousands of patients and their families across the 8th District, and I am bringing that same dedication and understanding to my work as your representative in Congress.
I was first inspired to pursue a career in healthcare when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 16, and since then I have known firsthand what it means to worry about health insurance and rising prescription drug costs.
When I first ran for Congress, I promised to be an independent and effective voice for the people of Washington’s 8th Congressional District – someone willing to work with both parties to deliver real results that matter. And that’s exactly what I’ve done. I’ve worked to get bills passed into law that actually bring down the cost of prescription drugs, like insulin. I’ve worked to make sure the Yakima Valley has water for fish, for farmers, and for the rest of us when we turn on the tap. I’ve held the Biden Administration accountable to make sure more of our Veterans are getting the quality healthcare they earned – and deserve. And I am working to find real solutions to the supply chain backups and rising prices we are all facing.
I am the first pediatrician and the only pro-choice woman doctor in Congress. I will always stand up to protect a woman’s right to choose.