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  Liias, Marko
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NameMarko Liias
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Mukilteo, Washington , United States
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Websitehttp://markoliias.com/
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Born 00, 1981 (38 years)
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May 19, 2016 03:14pm
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InfoMy story is the American story — a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that we are all capable of great things if we are given a chance to make a difference.

My parents both immigrated from Finland and I was born at Stevens Hospital in 1981. Growing up, my folks taught me the value of hard work, my dad is a carpenter and my mom was a school lunch lady in Mukilteo.

After working my way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, I moved back to the Pacific Northwest, where I helped start a small family business building homes using exciting new green technologies.

I also enrolled in graduate school at UW, where I was able to take a number of courses in public administration, focusing on public leadership. As the first person in my family to graduate from college, I believe strongly in the life-changing power of a great education.

My public service has been deeply influenced by my own life experience and my belief that we all have something to contribute to our community. On the Mukilteo City Council, I sponsored the first alternative fuel ordinance in city history and helped set aside over $1 million for new parkland.

When our state representative stepped down in 2008, I campaigned and won an appointment to the Legislature. I have made it my central focus to invest in education, protect the most vulnerable in our community, and begin putting people back to work.

In addition to my job as our representative, I am pleased to volunteer with the Kamiak High School Debate program and as a board member for the statewide Youth Suicide Prevention Program. I also participate as a member of the American Society of Public Administration, Coastal Conservation Association, and Ducks Unlimited. I live in downtown Edmonds with my partner, Michael.


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  11/12/2018 WA Senate Majority Floor Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2018 WA State Senate District 21 Won 63.16% (+26.32%)
  08/07/2018 WA State Senate District 21 - Open Primary Won 48.81% (+17.81%)
  11/29/2017 WA Senate Majority Floor Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2017 WA Senate Minority Floor Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/02/2016 WA Treasurer - Blanket Primary Lost 20.36% (-4.73%)
  11/03/2015 Snohomish County Charter Review Commission - District 3 Won 12.74% (-0.50%)
  11/04/2014 WA State Senate District 21 Won 54.52% (+9.05%)
  08/05/2014 WA State Senate District 21 - Open Primary Won 56.66% (+13.32%)
  01/21/2014 WA State Senate District 21 - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 WA State House District 21 Seat 2 Won 60.63% (+21.25%)
  08/07/2012 WA State House District 21 Seat 2 - Open Primary Won 97.84% (+95.69%)
  11/02/2010 WA State House District 21 Seat 2 Won 54.22% (+8.45%)
  08/17/2010 WA State House District 21 Seat 2 - Open Primary Won 50.17% (+17.47%)
  11/04/2008 WA House - District 21 Seat 2 Won 63.94% (+27.89%)
  08/19/2008 WA House - District 21 Seat 2 - All Party Primary Won 60.89% (+21.78%)
  01/07/2008 WA House District 21 Seat 2 - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/19/2007 WA House District 21 Seat 2 - D Convention Won 41.51% (+11.32%)
  11/08/2005 Snohomish County Charter Review Commission - District 2 Lost 3.87% (-9.82%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WA District 1 - Blanket Primary - Aug 07, 2012 D Suzan DelBene
WA Auditor - Blanket Primary - Aug 07, 2012 D Craig Pridemore
WA Supreme Court - Pos. 1 Primary - Aug 17, 2010 D Brendan W. Williams
Seattle Mayor - Nov 03, 2009 D Joe Mallahan
WA Initiative 1000 - Death With Dignity - Nov 04, 2008 YES Yes