U.S. House of RepresentativesWA District 3
Carolyn has worked at WSU Vancouver for 25 years as a tenured professor in the school of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. She is a Fulbright Scholar and her research focuses on American Institutions, Public Law, American Public Policy and Public Civility. She has participated in a variety of community endeavors which focus on economic development, community partnerships, and civic engagement. In 2017 she was awarded the Iris H-RoC Award which honors women in Southwest Washington who have promoted civil discourse, teamwork, collaboration and cooperation.
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Rep. Herrera Beutler grew up in Southwest Washington. She attended the University of Washington and has a BA in Communications. She later served as a Senior Legislative Aide for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) and was first elected to Congress in 2010 when she was only 31. Prior to being elected to Congress she served as a State Representative. She is currently one of the youngest women serving in the U.S. Congress and is the first Hispanic to represent Washington State in the U.S. House of Representatives.