About Rep. Kelly Chambers
Rep. Kelly Chambers is serving her second term representing the 25th Legislative District, which includes Puyallup, South Hill, Midland, Fife and part of Parkland. She is a lifelong resident of Pierce County and a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, where she received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A.E. in Secondary Education.
She currently serves as the ranking minority member of the House College and Workforce Development Committee, which considers a wide range of issues that affect Washington's colleges and universities, such as governance, financial aid, tuition, distance learning, workforce development, and apprenticeships.
She also serves as the assistant ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, which considers the operating budget and fiscal issues such as pension policy and compensation.
In addition to these committees, she is also a member of the House Commerce and Gaming Committee, which considers issues relating to the regulation of commerce in alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis, as well as issues relating to the regulation and oversight of gaming, including tribal compacts..
One of Kelly's top priorities is strengthening Washington state's education system so every child has the opportunity to receive a quality education. A former schoolteacher herself, Kelly credits the teachers she had growing up for encouraging her to pursue her dreams, and says they are a big reason why she was able to become the first member of her family to go to college, start a business and run for elected office.
Another of Kelly's top priorities is crafting and supporting policies that create jobs and ease the burden on small business owners in the 25th. She and her husband, Jeff, operate a business that employs hundreds and provides vital in-home support for seniors and members of the disabled community.
Finally, Kelly is committed to fighting for lower property taxes, and to looking for ways to relieve congestion and ease the financial burden on commuters.
In her community, Kelly has served as president of the Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County. She currently serves on the board of Puget Sound Honor Flights, a nonprofit organization that transports Western Washington veterans to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
She and Jeff have three grown children, Ashton, Savanna and Nick.