Meet Sharon Tomiko Santos
Sharon Tomiko Santos, state representative in the 37th District covering a portion of southeast Capitol Hill and much of the Central District and southeast Seattle has been a community activist for more than 30 years, Sharon Tomiko Santos was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 1998.
Rep. Santos chairs the House Education committee and serves on the House Business & Financial Services and the Technology & Economic Development committees.
She also serves appointments to the Washington State Investment Board and the Washington State Education Opportunity Gap Accountability and Oversight committee.
Her legislative proposals reflect her strong advocacy for providing quality early learning programs for young kids, ensuring a well-trained educator workforce, and closing the opportunity gap. Rep. Santos believes Washington state must strive for providing education excellence and opportunities for all students to learn.
This session Rep. Santos has sponsored 18 bills 8 of them having to do with education issues. She’s a secondary sponsor of over 50 bills and many of those deal with education issues one of which is HB 1538 which is about colas for educators.