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Why I am running:

“I’m running for state representative because I want to give back to my community as an effective legislator who represents you. I’m running to cut taxes, bring a holistic approach to homelessness, and pull education dollars out of administration and into the classroom.”

About Maia:

Maia is a small business owner, youth soccer coach, and mother of two. She was born on Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi and is the eldest of 5 children. Her mother is a retired Major in US Army and is a disabled combat veteran. Her father is currently enlisted in the US Army National Guard.

Maia is a past member of Civil Air Patrol and the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. She attended Clover Park High School, earned an associates degree from Pierce College at 17 years-old, and received her Bachelors of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

Experience:

Business – 15 years experience working in the private sector

Professional experience in customer service, sales, marketing and communication

Over 8 years developing business in Washington state

Marketing experience for small-medium size businesses in Washington

National marketing experience for partners including Harvard Museum of Natural History

Small business owner – Industrial supply

Legislative – A reputation for bringing people together to get results

Worked in the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus Communications team

Founded the Center for Latino Leadership to increase civic engagement in the Latino community in Washington

Recruited by the Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs to work as Legislative Liaison

Served on the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Race and Ethnicity Student Data Task Force, part of the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee

Worked to pass bipartisan legislation that would incentivize bilingual children to become teachers and return to teach in their home communities

Passed legislation that made it easier for small and minority-owned businesses to contract with the state on public projects

Community – Real life experience on the issues that matter most

Schools

K-8 school music teacher

Chair of school auction committee

Family

Oldest of 5 siblings

Wife, and mother of two school-age children

Military

Daughter of two military parents

JROTC cadet

Civil Air Patrol