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Portrait of Lisa Brown

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Lisa Brown

WA-5 (D)
Current office holder: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)
As chancellor of Washington State University Spokane, Lisa led the development of WSU’s world-class center for health sciences education and research. She previously served two terms in the State House of Representatives, and was elected to the State Senate in 1996. She served as minority leader in 2002 and, in 2005, became the first Democratic woman in Washington to hold the position of Senate Majority Leader.
How does Lisa align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Lisa supports increasing the federal minimum wage, legislation to secure equal pay for women, and federal investment in areas like infrastructure, manufacturing, and clean energy to create jobs. She will fight for economic fairness and against inequality, including by making the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Lisa will work to defend civil rights and end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender, race, or physical ability. She supports criminal justice reform, immigration reform, and voting rights protections.
  • Healthy People & Communities: As Washington State Senate Majority Leader, Lisa led the creation of the Mental Health Parity Act of 2005, expanded children's health care, and helped pass legislation to create the Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation.
Background information
  • Politician
  • Ceiling Crasher
  • Educator

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