"I am humbled by the opportunity to serve our state again in the United States Senate.
“And I am so appreciative to receive so much support across the state.
“People should know that I am not going back to Washington DC to salute more stalemate -- but to work with my colleagues on economic solutions that will put people back to work.
“After traveling the state for the last several months, I've met farmers, software engineers, machinists, small business owners, shipbuilders, fishermen and scientists.
“It is clear to me that we are a state with great people and good ideas. I plan to fight for them and all of you in the U.S. Senate.”
As one of the most beautiful states in the union–and one of the richest in natural resources–Washington has a special interest in energy and environmental policy. And Maria has fought hard to uphold the state’s conservation tradition, while also working to bring our energy policy into the 21st century.
Maria knows Washington’s business community – because, as an executive at an innovative software company, she was part of it. And as a Senator, she’s led the way in helping businesses large and small throughout Washington grow, thrive, and create jobs.
Maria has taken a leadership role on safety and security issues, including defending our borders, strengthening our military, cracking down on gangs, and taking on drug crime in Washington communities.
Middle-class families around Washington and across the country are facing tough times–and tough decisions about balancing the family checkbook each month. Maria has fought to strengthen the economic security of Washington families and cut taxes for middle-class families.