Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 announced her campaign for re-election to the State Senate in 2022.
“I’m running again because I want kids growing up in our community to have the same opportunities that I had,” Das said in a statement. “I want them to want to be part of our community in South King County, to grow up, go to school, work and raise a family right here. I want them to want to give back to our community the way I have felt so compelled to serve South King County.”
Here’s more info from Das’ office:
Das was born to Indian parents who immigrated to America’s rust belt with only $6 in their pockets, yet full of hope about building a better life for their family. Mona came to the United States when she was eight months old and spent her childhood moving around due to her father’s job, living in eight states and three countries. She finally settled down in Kent, where she currently lives, and is extremely proud to call the 47th legislative district home. Mona graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and earned an MBA in sustainable business from Pinchot University. She also attended the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University.
For 15 years, Mona operated her own mortgage business, MOXY Money. Now, she works full time as a legislator. She has centered her career around sustainable development, equal access to housing, and empowering marginalized voices.
Elected to the Washington State Senate in 2018, Mona now serves as the Majority Caucus Vice-Chair, Vice Chair of the Senate Housing Affordability & Stability Committee, and as a member of the Senate Transportation Committee; the Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee; and the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee.
During her first year as an elected official, Mona has worked tirelessly on behalf of the environment, affordable housing, and equity and inclusion. She loves the outdoors, hiking, biking, paddle boarding and camping in her free time. Mona loves to travel, and has visited 37 countries. She is a proud auntie to two nephews.