Olympia environmental activist Beth Doglio has launched a campaign for the state House.
Democrat Doglio made her 2016 bid official with an announcement Thursday that she’s running for the seat opened by Rep. Sam Hunt’s decision to run for Senate.
Doglio has been involved in Washington environmental advocacy for decades. She is the campaign director for Climate Solutions and directs the Power Past Coal coalition opposing coal exports. She said she previously worked as the first executive director of Washington Conservation Voters.
Doglio said in the announcement that she would work to promote clean energy. She also called for paid sick leave and family-medical leave and “moving towards a $15 minimum wage” as part of grappling with income inequality.
The 22nd District includes Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and parts of unincorporated northern Thurston County.
Doglio has reported raising $21,228 while fellow candidate Dylan Carlson has reported raising $16,510 in the race. Candidate Franklin Edwards III hasn’t yet reported raising money. All three are Democrats.