Senator Mona Das

47th Legislative District

Mona 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 has operated her own mortgage business, MOXY Money. She continues to work in the mortgage industry and volunteers as a fundraiser for various organizations, in addition to her work 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 Caucus Vice Chair, the vice chair of the Senate Housing Affordability & Stability Committee, and as a member of both the Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. During her first two years as an elected official, Mona has worked tirelessly on behalf of the environment, affordable housing, and equity and inclusion. As she enters her third year in 2021, she is continuing her work to make our communities and our planet healthier.

She loves the outdoors, hiking, biking, paddle boarding and camping in her free time. Mona also loves to travel, and has visited 37 countries. She is a proud auntie to two nephews.

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