Georgette Valle

Georgette Valle
Georgette Valle (Democrat) represented [the 31st district, 1965-1976, 1973-1983 and the 34th District 1987-1997] of King County in the House of Representatives for five terms.

Born on a farm in Blue Earth, Minnesota, Valle graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy. She recalls the influence her father's political concern had on her: "He was an active Democrat who advocated the abolition of draft during peacetime. We were always aware of political issues."

An active Democratic Party member, she worked on local campaigns and served as Legislative Chairwoman for the Highline chapter of the National Organization of Women. As Legislative Chairwoman of the Democratic Party's 1969 Task Force she acted as a catalyst for bringing environmentalists in touch with the Democratic Caucus.

In the Legislature Representative Valle championed envirom ental issues and focused on the quality of education and the implementation of tax reform. Her reaction to being a woman politician: "I have always felt that as a woman, I have had to be twice as good and work twice as hard."

--Political Pioneers, The Women Lawmakers