Senator Cleveland with construction workers

Annette's Priorities

As your State Senator, I have spent the last 12 years delivering results for our district and community. With your support I will continue to champion your priorities—job creation, education, transportation infrastructure, and affordable healthcare and housing. As a wife and mom, I am focused on the needs of families, and helping you to make ends meet. I’m working to build a better future for you, our children, and grandchildren.

- Annette Cleveland

Annette Cleveland for Quality EducationAnnette Cleveland for Quality Education

Quality Education

Washington State continues to prioritize K-12 education by making significant investments in early learning programs and achieving high school graduation rates that exceed the national average. In the 49th district, I believe that every child deserves access to a top-notch education, regardless of their background or geographic location.

As your Senator, I am a staunch supporter of our dedicated teachers and their invaluable role in shaping our children's futures. I believe in reducing class sizes to ensure that each student receives personalized attention and support. Additionally, I am dedicated to modernizing our schools, creating safe and inspiring learning environments that foster growth and innovation.

Together, we will advocate for college and career readiness, equipping our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their future endeavors. By providing them with the tools and resources necessary to excel, we are investing in a brighter future for our community and empowering our youth to reach their full potential.

Annette Cleveland for HealthcareAnnette Cleveland for Healthcare

Quality Health Care

Washington State leads in healthcare reforms, prioritizing our state-based health insurance exchange and expanded Medicaid coverage. My focus is on public health, preventive care, and accessible primary care. I am committed to expanding affordable and comprehensive healthcare, lowering costs, improving mental health services, and ensuring equal access to quality care for all residents. I champion addressing healthcare disparities and advocate for fairness, regardless of background or income.

Accomplishments include:

  • Comprehensive legislation to address the opioid crisis
  • Requiring transparency in drug pricing
  • Stopping the practice of “surprise” medical billing
  • Offering first in the country “public option” health care coverage
  • Raising tobacco age to 21
  • Implementing first in the country Long-Term Care Trust Act
  • Exploration of steps necessary toward Universal Health Care
  • Increasing in-home health care worker safety
  • Implementing Ambulance Quality Assurance Fee to ensure ambulance service is there when you need it and that our first responders earn a living wage
  • Creating standards to better ensure the streamlined discharge of patients from hospitals
Annette Cleveland for InfrastructureAnnette Cleveland for Infrastructure

Transportation Infrastructure

My top priority in the Legislature is the replacement of the antiquated I-5 Bridge. I’ve spent the last 12 years building consensus and identifying funding.

Picture a new replacement bridge that addresses the demands of modern transportation: faster, safer, and more convenient. This visionary project encompasses improved transit options, dedicated bike lanes, and enhanced pedestrian access, resulting in reduced congestion and travel time for all.

The time has come to invest in our community by redirecting our hard-earned tax dollars towards the construction of this vital bridge. The I-5 Bridge serves as more than just a road; it stands as a crucial interstate connection that supports local businesses and drives our economy forward. The well-being of our families and the sustainability of our livelihoods depend on its reliable functionality.

By committing to the development of this essential transportation infrastructure, we are embracing progress and positioning our community for long-term success. Let us seize this opportunity to prioritize the needs of our residents and businesses, ensuring seamless connectivity and fostering economic growth for years to come.

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Washington's 49th legislative district is one of forty-nine districts in Washington state for representation in the state legislature. It covers central and west Vancouver. Since last year, we have redistricted into new areas. Not sure what district you are in?