State Rep. Mia Gregerson, D-SeaTac, was recently elected to serve as chair of the House Members of Color Caucus in the state Legislature in Olympia.
Comprised of 26 members, the caucus makes up 45% of the House Democratic Caucus.
Gregerson was first appointed in 2013 to represent the 33rd Legislative District, which includes parts of Kent as well as SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines and Burien.
As chair, Gregerson will lead the Members of Color Caucus as they seek to support the most vulnerable communities and work towards a more racially-just Washington, according to a Washington House Democrats Jan. 19 news release. The Members of Color Caucus now represents nearly half of the Democratic Caucus and has a strong role in the shaping and framing of equitable legislation and budget priorities.
“We know our communities of color are facing significant challenges,” Gregerson said. “My goal is to continue to work with the Members of Color Caucus to deliver a clear set of priorities that target policy and investments that will move the needle twards a more just and fair system.
“After the last couple of years of navigating the legislative session remotely, I am happy to be back in Olympia and to see everyone in person again. It is an honor to be elected as chair and to do the people’s work to serve my district. I am grateful for the confidence of my fellow members.”
Gregerson also is vice chair of the Appropriations Committee and serves on the Rules and State Government & Tribal Relations committees.