I am absolutely honored and humbled by the results of the General Election last night. The voters made a strong statement, and the results illustrate that voters understand the progressive message of my campaign and trust that I have the knowledge, skills, and experience to effectively represent the values of our community.
As a regional and local leader with a proven, progressive track record, I am eager to take my experience to the state level where I will represent constituents in Legislative District 48. I am excited to begin work on addressing housing affordability, advocating for environmental protections and provisions to reduce preventable gun violence, investing in proven mental health and addiction services, and restructuring our regressive tax code to reduce the burden on lower and fixed income families and small businesses, and require a fair share from the wealthiest in our state.
I am disappointed with divisive politics across our country, and within our own Democratic party. I have a history of collaborating and building consensus on challenging issues. In Olympia, I will bring people together to find common ground and get work done. For true change to begin, may we support and encourage one another, especially other women who are compassionate and courageous in choosing to run for elected office. We need women in politics now more than ever!
Thank you to all who supported my campaign and to all who voted for me. I couldn’t have done this without you! Congratulations to all who won last night and may we continue the work together. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for that powerful message, Representative Walen! And yes, effective government needs good representation at every level. Women are 50% of the population; we need to work diligently to get more women in elected office at every level.
congrats Amy, you worked hard, played fair and your stellar reputation earned you the support of citizens and your peers across the region. Very well done indeed.
Bravo! Well done!
Congratulations! Thanks so much for stepping up to represent us in Olympia. Grateful for your collaborative leadership style.
Congratulations you will be a strong voice for the 48LD
Congrats Amy, I knew your would come out on top. I know you will continue to advocate and support the overall community down in Olympia !
Congratulations Amy, your comments here show how well suited you are for this new leadership position for your district, the region and the state. Strong campaign, now for the hard work! You will be great!
Way to go Amy! Proud to know you (and Jim, of course)
Rockstar. Well said!
Congratulations Amy!! Well deserved 👍💜🍾
Great win, you have established an admirable record of leadership in Kirkland, and like me, live in a purple household.
Thank you Amy!😘
Thank you Amy!😘
Your community couldn’t have chosen any better. Congratulations Amy, and best wishes!!