Senator Karen Fraser received our Lifetime Citizenship Award during the LWVTC Luncheon on October 29th. This coming January, Senator Fraser celebrates 50 years of public service, having served as State Senator (6 terms), State Representative (2 terms), Lacey Mayor and City Council Member (first woman for each), Thurston County Commissioner (second woman), Legislative Liaison for three state agencies, citizen lobbyist, nonprofit organization advocate, and Adjunct Faculty at The Evergreen State College.
Senator Fraser has provided effective leadership on a wide range of important issues---women, labor, environment, community development, consumer protection, cultural affairs, and state level international relations. As a long-term LWVTC member, she has consistently promoted core League values, particularly making democracy work for citizens, civility in government, and promoting the informed and active participation of citizens.Read more
Cherie was raised in a family that was always active in public affairs. She and her husband, Don moved to Olympia in 1969. Her volunteer work helped shape our community and the state.Read more
Dr. Thomas L. (Les) Purce has served as president of The Evergreen State College, a nationally recognized, public liberal arts college, since July 1, 2000.Read more
Margie Reeves dedicated more than 60 years advocating on behalf of children and families across Washington State. She worked tirelessly to assure that children have early and sustainable access to safe and nurturing places to live and learn, and that families have the training and assistance they need to raise their children.Read more
Donna Ewing helped organize and conduct monthly dinner meetings for the community to cover various aspects of climate change (CC). Calling on professors from our local colleges and author Ross Gelbspan (The Heat is On and later Boiling Point), they joined and collaborated with Climate Solutions on a few of these dinner meetings as well as other educational conferences/workshops; and attended the 1998-99 LWVWA Convention and Council in efforts to identify CC as an Action item for the state. In 2000, Donna found that the Maine LWV was also working on CC. At her instigation, they collaborated to hold a CC Caucus at the LWVUS Convention in Washington DC.Read more