My mom, dad, aunt, uncle, cousins and partner have all dedicated their lives to teaching in our state's public schools. For them to succeed, our state must commit to fund education amply and provide the innovation necessary to help our next generation. That means lowering class sizes, providing all-day kindergarten and making pre-school affordable for everyone. Since I was elected, I have visited every public school in the 43rd District and have worked closely with the Seattle Public Schools on providing them the support they need in Olympia. Having four kids headed for Stevens Elementary, Washington Middle School, and Garfield High School gives new meaning to the term "paramount duty"!