State Representative Noel Frame was appointed to the Washington State Legislature in January 2016 and elected to a full term in November that year. She was motivated to run for office by a strong commitment to fully fund public schools by fixing our state’s regressive, upside-down and unfair tax code. Born and raised in Washington state, Noel’s experiences of attending the Battle Ground Public Schools in Clark County, as well as navigating the Seattle Public Schools on behalf of her younger cousins (for whom she was a primary caretaker/foster parent), have instilled in her a passion for creating a more equitable and just education system.
Growing up in a family that experienced intergenerational poverty, mental illness and the related challenges of abuse, addiction and incarceration, Noel offers a personal understanding of systemic issues facing families in crisis. She is devoted to improving the lives of children in foster care and our juvenile justice system, as well as tackling the root causes of these challenges, such as eradicating poverty and increasing access to quality healthcare.
Noel is the Vice Chair of the House Finance Committee and serves on the Tax Structure Reform Work Group. She is also a member of the House Labor & Workplace Standards and House Early Learning & Human Services committees. She is the Co-Chair of the Children’s Mental Health Work Group and serves on the Partnership Council for Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Justice System Improvement Task Force.
Noel has been committed to effecting social change through political action from an early age. She has two decades of experience as a community organizer under her belt. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, with a B.A. in Political Communication and a M.A in Political Management. Once in our nation’s capital, she earned a position with U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s office.
Noel being sworn in as State Representative in January 2016, along with her parents.