Mary Kay Becker

Mary Kay Becker
Mary Kay Becker (Democrat) represented a district of western Whatcom County in the House of Representatives. First elected in 1974, she served four terms.

Born 1946, in Aberdeen, Becker was raised in Klaloch and ... live[d] in Bellingham. She received her B.A. in English from Stanford U niversity, and continued her study at Western Washington State College, earning a degree in Education. She donated a year of volunteer work to VISTA, and [was] employed with Legal Services of Washington. A writer as well, Becker expressed her concern over the likely effects of a large oil spill in Puget Sound in the ecological disaster · novel, "Superspill." which she co-authored in 1973.

Elected at an early age (28), Representative Becker quickly acquired influence in the Legislature and was appointed majority whip at the beginning of her second term.

Married, with two children, Becker also studie[d] law at the University of Washington.

--Political Pioneers, The Women Lawmakers