Paid For By Elect Tanisha Harris (D)

PO Box 873251 

Vancouver WA 98687 

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.  

 

- Tanisha

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Children’s Advocate Tanisha Harris Announces Campaign For State Representative

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 is proud to be “Aunt Nesha” to Natalie, Amara, Maya, Asa and Isla.

 

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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.