Washington State Senate, 30th Legislative District
Senator Claire Wilson represents Washington State's 30th Legislative District and is Assistant Majority Whip. Senator Wilson was elected in 2018 and is vice chair of the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee and has worked on legislation to improve and expand access to childcare and early learning services, including the landmark Fair Start for Kids Act in 2021. She also sponsored successful 2020 legislation that requires comprehensive, medically accurate sexual health education to be offered to students in public schools across Washington. Senator Wilson serves on the Task Force on Improving Institutional Education Programs and Outcomes, whose focus is to improve the coordination and delivery of education services to youth involved with the juvenile justice system, and the Washington State Leadership Board (formerly the Association of Washington Generals). She also serves on the Senate Transportation Committee, where she provides a voice for the considerable transportation concerns in her district, and the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee, whose focus frequently involves alternative and continuing education for adults. During the 2020 legislative session, at the request of the state Attorney General, Claire sponsored legislation ending the use of solitary confinement as punishment for youth as well as a bill providing post-secondary education opportunities in the Department of Corrections to lower recidivism. Senator Wilson is one of seven LGBTQ lawmakers in the Washington State Legislature. Her district includes Federal Way, Algona, Pacific, Milton, Des Moines and Auburn.