Ruth Kagi – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 32 Position #2, Washington

Washington State Democrats
13504 8th Ave NWSeattle WA 98177
(206) 365-1137
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Gender: Female

Family: Husband: Mark

2 Children: Christopher, Anne

3 Stepchildren: Tim, Steve, Jonathan.

Birth Date: 08/14/1945

Birthplace: Seattle, WA

Home City: Lake Forest, WA

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Owner/Manager, Commercial Real Estate, 1990-present

Consultant, Kagi Consulting, 1985-1995

Community Facilitator, United Way of Snohomish County, 1990

Deputy Associate Regional Administrator, United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 1980-1983

Policy Analyst, United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, 1968-1980

Child Care Coordinator, Office of Children's Affairs, Snohomish County.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)


Vice Chair, Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors;

Board Member, Shoreline Community College Foundation;

Member, League of Women Voters of Washington; Member, Sierra Club


Board Member, Tree House;

Vice President, League of Women Voters of Washington;

Trustee, Children's Trust Foundation;

Co-Chair, Children's Campaign Fund;

Chair, Washington Council for Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect;

President; Board of Directors, Center for Human Services;

Chair, Seattle Commission on Children and Youth;

King County Children and Families Commission

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)


Early Learning & Children's Services, Chair

Ways and Means Committee

Education Appropriations Committee


Children's Legislative Oversight Committee

Vice Chair, Thrive by Five Washington

Past Chair, NCSL Human Service Committee

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)


Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

2010, Elected Official of the Year Award, Foster Parent Association of Washington State

2009, Champion for Children, Children's Alliance

2009, Friend of Children Award, Washington State PTA

2009, Washington State Parent Advocacy Award, Catalyst for Kids

2009, Champion of Family Support Award, Children's Trust Foundation

2008, Appreciation of Outstanding work for children with developmental disabilities, Arc of King County

2007, Lee Ann Miller Award, Children's Justice Interdisciplinary Task Force

2007, Grace Cole Outstanding Volunteer Award, Center for Human Services

2006, Outstanding Vocational Service Award, Shoreline Rotary Club

2006, Hero Award, Childhaven

2005, Hunger Relief award, Food Lifeline

2004, 'Speak Up For a Child' Award, Washington State CASA

2004 Community Hero Award for Legislator of the Year, Washington State Coalition for the Homeless

2003, Strong Kids, Families and Community Award, YMCAs of Washington State

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

MPA, Syracuse University, 1968

BA, Unversity of Washington, 1967

Attended, Mills College

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