Marko Liias announces re-election campaign for State Senate

Marko Liias

State Senator Marko Liias, who represents the 21st Legislative District that includes Edmonds and Lynnwood, on Tuesday announced his re-election campaign.

Liias was first elected to the State Senate in 2014, and now serves as the Senate Majority Floor Leader.

In his campaign announcement, Liias cited “a broad base of early supporters” including endorsements from the mayors of Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood and Mukilteo, 21st District Representatives Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson, and U.S. Congressional Reps. Rick Larsen and Suzan DelBene. Liias said he also has the support of the Southwest Snohomish County Firefighters (IAFF 1828), SEIU Locals 775 & 1199NW, and Joint Council of Teamsters #28.

“I’m proud of my contribution to the important progress we have made in Olympia, but we still have so much more to do to ensure all Washingtonians have the opportunity to succeed,” Liias said. “That work is my motivator heading into another campaign, so that I can continue to fight for families across our district and our state.”

Ortiz-Self said that Liias “has become a true leader in the State Senate for our district. Whether its fighting for our youth by banning gay conversion therapy or creating a Student Loan Bill of Rights, or standing up for families by giving us a refund on car tabs, Marko is an effective advocate for us,” she added.

Liias was born in Edmonds and graduated from Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and recently completed a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Washington. Now a resident of Everett, Liias volunteers with the Kamiak High School Debate Program, and serves on the Boards of the Transportation Choices Coalition and Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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