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!
#3 OF 5 : BELLINGHAM CITY COUNCIL WOMAN ROXANNE MURPHY
Roxanne Murphy is a member of the Nooksack Indian Tribe and elected to the Bellingham City Council in 2014. She is an advocate for public transportation, chairs the Park and Recreation Committee, and is a member of the Public Works/Public Safety and Community and Economic Development Committees. Working for public transportation, Murphy is a board member with the Whatcom Transportation Authority. Murphy is also a board member of the Whatcom Council of Governments, the Council liaison to the Bellingham School District and represents the Council on the Marine Resources Committee.Murphy is an incredibly dedicated to her public service work and has indicated she wants to support young women and people of color become community and elected leaders. Murphy is also passionate about her identity as a member of the Nooksack Indian Tribe. She is the first Native American elected to the Bellingham City Council. Murphy is dedicated to environmental protection with her focus on protecting Bellingham’s drinking water in Lake Whatcom and opposing the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point. Her public sector work and dedication to building more female and Native American leaders is why she is one of the Five Washington Women to Watch.
- NEXT UP: #4 SPOKANE CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AMBER WALDREF
- #2 WOMAN TO WATCH: MARY YU
- #1 WOMAN TO WATCH: MONICA STONIER
- BY AUDREY MILLER, KATIE CROMBIE & MELISSA BOLES