Candidate filing week wrapped up on Friday. We asked some of the legislative candidates to give their basic biography and to weigh in on two of the hotter topics of the day: the McCleary court case, where the state’s top court mandated the Legislature to fully fund basic education, and the controversial oil-by-rail terminal proposed for Vancouver.
Their answers and some biographical information is below.
17th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
House of Representatives
Monica Jurado Stonier
Party affiliation: Democrat.
Occupation: Teacher/instructional literacy coach at Pacific Middle School, current Washington State Representative.
Education: Western Washington University, bachelor’s in psychology; Washington State University, master’s in education; Washington state teaching certificate.
Relevant experience: Current state representative.
Family: Married, two children.
o Top priorities: First priority is funding education. Another priority is bolstering the economy in Clark County, helping small businesses grow and streamlining the process and regulations for them.