I am running because I believe the working and middle-class families of the 17th
Legislative District deserve a voice and a champion in Olympia.
With everything going on nationally, it’s time to put aside extreme ideologies and talking points and focus on what matters most to us — good, safe schools for our kids, roads and infrastructure that gets us where we need to go, and an economy that works for all families.
Recommended by The Columbian Editorial Board
October 1, 2020
I am proud to be recommended by The Columbian Editorial Board - "In Our View: Harris recommended for 17th Legislative District."
"And she stressed that she does not support defunding the police but said, “We’re talking about what we are asking our police to do” as part of an eloquent soliloquy about police reform."
"Because of her vast community service — along with her broad understanding of the issues facing Washington — Democrat Tanisha Harris has earned the recommendation of The Columbian’s Editorial Board for state representative from the 17th Legislative District."
"She has been a firm advocate for diversity and inclusion in our community, promoting policies that can make the 17th District better for all its residents."
- The Columbian Editorial Board
Read the article here or watch the interview below.
Returning to School
I've had a lot of questions about when, and what, we should expect for our kids going back to school in the fall. I've included these helpful links to our school districts below.
COVID-19 has brought many challenges to our families, neighborhoods, small businesses and the community at large. However in these unique times there is a strong show of support and resilience amongst people to care for one another and remain resolute.
In order for us to protect the health of our family & friends, get people back to work-safely and support our community through recovery- We need to trust & work together in a responsible manner with Health officials, Business & Labor leaders and City & County officials to open back up our communities and State in a safe way that doesn’t jeopardize and create more trauma for our families.
Let us choose Facts over Fear. Let us not be distracted by extremists and politics. Do not give into Hate and Greed. Believe in Science and Believe in the goodness of humanity.
Children’s Advocate Tanisha Harris Announces Campaign For State Representative
Vancouver - Children’s advocate Tanisha Harris announced her campaign today for State Representative Position 1. This is the seat currently held by Representative Vicki Kraft.
“I am running because I believe the working and middle-class families of the 17th Legislative District deserve a voice and a champion in Olympia. With everything going on nationally, it’s time to put aside extreme ideologies and talking points and focus on what matters most to us — good, safe schools for our kids, roads and infrastructure that gets us where we need to go, and an economy that works for all families.” said Tanisha Harris.
Tanisha Harris was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington.
After graduating from Evergreen High School, Tanisha attended Clark College and Washington State University-Vancouver, earning an Associate’s Degree and a Bachelor’s of Social Science with concentrations in Human Development, Psychology and Sociology.
Tanisha spent 10 years working for the Evergreen School District in the field of multicultural and diversity education both at Heritage High School and at the District Office. Tanisha now works as a CASA Program Specialist for the YWCA Clark County, where she advocates for children in the Dependency/Foster Care system and supervises CASA volunteers.
Tanisha is a current Democratic Precinct Committee Officer, Executive Boardmember for the Washington State Democrats, former chair of the 17th LD Democrats and former state committeewoman for the Clark County Democrats. She was a candidate for Clark County Council District 3 in 2016. Tanisha serves as a member of LICWAC (Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committee) and was Co-Chair of Evergreen Citizens for Schools for the 2018 and 2019 Evergreen Public Schools Facilities Bond and Levy Campaign.
Tanisha is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Clark County and recipient of the YWCA Val Joshua Racial Justice Award. Tanisha was recognized with a 2019 Washington State University - Vancouver Women of Distinction Honorable Mention Nominee. She is a member of the Clark College Presidential Search Advisory Committee, and won the General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award. She serves on the City of Vancouver Task Force on Council Representation. Tanisha’s Father’s family was one of first African American Families here in Vancouver in the early 1940s. Tanisha's mother's families the Sweitz's and Carignans settled in Brush Prairie after WWII.Tanisha is proud to be “Aunt Nesha” to Natalie, Amara, Maya, Asa and Isla.