Jaime Herrera Beutler was elected to the 112th Congress in 2010 to represent Southwest Washington’s 3rd District.
At 33 years old, Jaime is the youngest woman currently serving in the U.S. Congress. She is the first Hispanic in history to represent Washington state in the U.S. House of Representatives, and was named to MSNBC’s “Top 10 Latino Politicians to Watch.” She is also vice chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. Her very first bill would cut the salaries of Members of Congress, the President and the Vice President by 10%.
Jaime attended the University of Washington, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. From 2005-07 Jaime worked in Washington D.C. as a Senior Legislative Aide for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane). Jaime served as the Congresswoman’s lead advisor on health care policy, education, veterans’ and women’s issues. In 2007, she was appointed to serve as a State Representative to Washington state’s 18th Legislative District by Democrat and Republican County Commissioners from Clark and Cowlitz Counties. Jaime was reelected by 60% of the voters in 2008, and served in that position until being elected to Congress in 2010.