Beth Doglio Announces Candidacy for 22nd LD House Seat

Doglio, who previously served in the Legislature, aims to continue her environmental and housing work

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2022
Contact: Beth Doglio, 360-628-0935

OLYMPIA — With Representative Laurie Dolan’s announced retirement, Former State Representative Beth Doglio announces her run for the 22nd LD, Position 1 seat.

Doglio, a long-time environmental and community leader, is eager to return to the state legislature where she served from 2017 to 2021. “I’m proud of the work I accomplished during my time in the legislature, but I’m not finished yet.”

In 2019, Doglio helped lead on the adoption of 100% clean energy and clean buildings here in Washington State. Now, it’s time to ensure these policies are executed. “Washington has put the policy building blocks in place to meet our emission reduction goals. Now, we need to build the system to equitably transition away from using fossil fuels.”

Citing the unprecedented housing crisis, Doglio is committed to working with local leaders and those with lived experience to address the needs of the unhoused. “I have spent the last year working across the state to grow local funding, ensure our most vulnerable neighbors have a home to call their own, and services to help them stay in that housing,” says Doglio.

“As a legislator, I stood up for working family wages and working conditions, and to fix the disproportionate tax burden on low-income families. More needs to be done to ensure workers’ rights are protected and the wage gap is reduced.”

Investments in public education, gun violence prevention, police accountability, and universal and affordable healthcare are also top priorities.  “I’ve lived, worked, and played in this community for 24 years. I will continue to work with constituents and local leaders to address the needs of the 22nd legislative district.”

Beyond elected service, Doglio serves as the President of the Board of the Parks Arts Recreation and Culture (PARC) Foundation, the Board Vice-Chair of Quixote Communities (tiny homes communities in Olympia, Orting and Shelton), is on the board of Win With Women, Victory Fund and the South Sound Y, and recently joined the Olympia Rotary.

Doglio lives in Olympia with her husband Dr. Eddy Cates, a family practice physician at Pioneer Family Practice in Lacey, and has two sons, Aspen and Ian.