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Cathy Dahlquist



31st District
Position 1
Enumclaw

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About Cathy

PERSONAL:
Rep. Cathy Dahlquist serves on the Technology and Economic Development and Rules committees. She formerly served as the lead Republican on the House Education Committee and member of the Joint Task Force on Education Funding, which was formed to address legislative compliance with the McCleary v. State state Supreme Court ruling on education funding.

She is a mother of three children. She has experience in our state’s education system, having served as the president of the Enumclaw School Board, and is passionate about ensuring every child has the opportunity to succeed in school.

She also understands the impact of government and the economy on employers. She has heard from many small-business owners about the challenges they face with government red tape and tax uncertainty.

She believes that government must do the same as employers and families are doing – live within current income by responsibly prioritizing spending.

EDUCATION:
Bachelors of Science from the University of Alabama

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:
Enumclaw School Board Member
: Two-term Enumclaw School Board, serving two years as president.
Grant writer: She secured two King County Youth Sports Facility Grants and managed the volunteer work to build the 7,000 and 8,000 square-foot playground facilities. Washington State School Directors Association (“WSSDA”) Conference Presenter: In 2008 and 2009, she was chosen to be the presenter at the group’s event on the topics leadership responsibilities to communicate with constituents, particularly in a difficult economy.

LEGISLATIVE AWARDS:
“Legislator of the Year” from the Fraternal Order of Police for sponsoring public safety legislation, House Bill 1206, signed into law in 2011
“Guardian of Small Business Award” from the National Federation of Independent Business for work during the 2011-12 sessions supporting legislation to help small-business owners create and retain jobs
“Cornerstone Award” from the Association of Washington Business for working to improve the state’s business climate

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Enumclaw Symphony Guild Board President
Rowan County King County 4-H advisor
Kibler Elementary PTA WSSDA
Member Auburn Youth Soccer Association
Mount Rainer Soccer Association
Cascade Foothills Soccer Association
Holy Rosary Catholic School
Seattle Holy Rosary Catholic Church