Mia has represented the 33rd Legislative District since 2013. In her time as a lawmaker, she has taken the voice of her community to fight for policies that protect the rights of tenants to stay housed, address the disparity in internet access and device acquisition, and tackle the food insecurity crisis in Washington state. Mia championed a bill that established our nation’s very first Office of Equity, to ensure that our state agencies are being held accountable when it comes to addressing diversity and inclusion.
Mia chairs the House committee on State Government and Tribal Relations. In her role as Chair, she helped to pass important legislation such as the Census Bill of Rights, protecting the privacy of public servants, and safeguarding our state’s election system.
Mia also serves on the Labor & Workplace Standards and Appropriations committees. As a member of the Appropriations committee, she has a voice and influence on how state money is spent - making sure we invest in communities that have been historically underinvested.
Mia spends much of her time visiting constituents, community based groups, and business partners to learn about regional and local issues. She enjoys hiking, biking, and empowering local food entrepreneurs.
Mia’s family has lived in South King County for four generations. She attended public school in the Highline and Tukwila School Districts, graduating from Foster High School. Her daughter, Alexis, lives in Portland, Oregon.