Issue Position: Jobs

Issue Position

By:  Tina Orwall
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

Tina is committed to helping our local economy.

Tina knows strong local economies are the backbone of our state. Tina has been an active supporter of legislation and public policy to expand jobs and transportation infrastructure to local businesses in South King County. To help workers and consumers reach their destinations, Tina advocates for long term funding solutions promoting mass transit in South King County.

This session she supported the Jobs bill which will help thousands of workers obtain construction jobs, an industry hit especially hard during this recession. Tina advocates for long term funding solutions promoting major transportation projects in South King County that are essential to move people and goods throughout the region. Also many South King County residents rely on mass transit to complete their day-to-day activities and it is imperative that transit agencies are able to continue serving residents.

Tina supports public education at all levels to make sure our students are receiving quality education capable of preparing them for future professional opportunity. This includes STEM, funding apprenticeship and other workforce training programs, to give local workers the training they need to fill high quality living wage jobs. South King County is home to many companies offering highly technical jobs and Tina wants local workers to be qualified for those jobs.