In honor of the 42nd anniversary of the monumental Roe vs. Wade case we present to you the YDWA (Young Democrats of Washington State) Women’s Caucus Five Washington Women to Watch in 2015. We’re excited to see what the year has in store for these amazing and inspirational women!
#1 of 5 : Clark County's Very Own Monica Stonier
Monica Stonier recently completed her freshman term as a State Representative for the 17th Legislative District. Though she was not successful in her reelection campaign against Republican Lynda Wilson, Stonier fought tirelessly for education, primary and higher education, middle class families, and economic development through the support of small business growth. Stonier is a dedicated public servant who has been recognized for her commitment to community development as a nominee for the George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award. While a State Representative, Stonier had a near perfect success record moving her bills out of the house with a rate of 89%. Also, as an educator, Stonier was one of a small handful of representatives with direct experience in the state education system. Stonier currently works as an instructional coach at Pacific Middle School in Vancouver and has worked as a teacher for middle school students. Monica Stonier’s work as a leader in Clark County has not come to an end because she believes that the educators of today and preparing students for jobs we cannot yet fathom and that is why is one of the Five Washington Women to Watch.
NEXT UP: SUPREME COURT JUSTICE MARY YU
- BY AUDREY MILLER, KATIE CROMBIE & MELISSA BOLES