On the first day of the 2023 legislative session, Sen. Noel Frame (D-Seattle) was sworn into office as the new state senator for the 36th Legislative District by Chief Justice Steve Gonzalez, with family and friends looking on. Frame previously served from January 2016 through January 2023 in the state House of Representatives.
“I’m honored by the opportunity to continue to represent the people of the 36th District and serve the entire state of Washington,” said Frame. “I’ve never shied away from taking on the toughest issues and delivering real results for the people, and that’s what I intend to continue to do. Whether it’s expanding our supply of affordable housing, fixing our upside-down tax code, reforming our juvenile justice system, or any of the other challenges we’re facing in Washington, I’m excited to get to work.”
In the Senate, Frame will be serving as vice chair of the Senate Housing Committee, vice chair of the Senate Business, Financial Services, Gaming & Trade Committee, and as a member of the Senate Human Services Committee. The 36th Legislative District, which Frame represents, includes the Seattle neighborhoods of Greenwood, Phinney Ridge, Ballard, Interbay, Magnolia, Queen Anne, and Uptown.
“As someone who grew up in poverty in rural Washington, and served as a primary caregiver and foster parent to two of my cousins, I deeply understand the struggles that too many families are facing,” Frame said. “Helping ensure every Washingtonian gets a chance to thrive, including having a great education, a home, and economic stability, is what motivated me to run for the Senate. This is the lens that I bring to my legislative work, and it’s what drives s me to tackle the structural change we need across all of Washington state.”
Outside of her legislative service, Frame is a small business owner and partner of a community development consulting firm in Belltown. She lives in Greenwood with her husband and their toddler son.