Sharon Tomiko Santos – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 37 Position #1, Washington

Washington State Democrats
PO Box 78606Seattle, WA 98178
(206) 326-9042
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

I am honored to represent you and the diverse communities of the 37th Legislative District. As a member of the House Democratic Caucus I am proud to support our students and schools, protect our most vulnerable neighbors, control health care costs, and create economic opportunities and new jobs throughout our state.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Gender: Female

Family: Husband: Bob

6 Children.

Birth Date: 07/05/1961

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Home City: Seattle, WA

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Gifts Manager, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, 1995-1997

Policy Assistant, King County Executive, 1994-1995

Executive Director, Institute for Global Security Studies, 1992-1993.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Advisory Board, KUOW 94.9 FM Public Radio, University of Washington, 1996-present

Treasurer, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1996-present

Board of Trustees, Wing Luke Asian Museum, 1993-present

Board, Betheny United Church of Christ, 2002-2003

Board, Yuca Youth & Government, 2002-2003

Advisor, University of Washington Management Business & Economic Development Program, 1999-2002

Treasurer, Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, 1996-2001

Trustee, World Affairs Council, 1994-2000

Member, Council for Pacific Asian Theology

Seattle Chapter Board, Japanese American Citizens League

Advisory Board, Japanese American National Museum

Seattle Community Council, United Way of King County

Youth and Government Advisory Board, Young Men's Christian Association.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)


Executive Policy Staff, King County




Financial Institutions and Insurance


Elected to the House of Representatives in 1998.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)


Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

2006 Recipient, Hate Free Zone Leadership in Justice and Government award

2005 Recipient, TABOR 100 Crystal Eagle Leadership Award for Legislative Action

2000 Recipient, Bernie Whitebear Award, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

1996, Honoree, Celebrating Women's Leadership, Washington State Women's Political Caucus

1996, Honoree, Top 10 Contributors to the Asian American Community, Northwest Asian Weekly, Seattle WA

1995, NGO Delegate, United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China

1993, Recipient, Martin Luther King, Jr. "Keeping the Dream Alive" Award, Seattle, WA

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

MA, Northeastern University, 1988

BA, The Evergreen State College, 1985.

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