Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)
Jaime has a deep appreciation for what makes Southwest Washington special, and has championed solutions back in Congress to make life better for this region’s residents. As your federal representative, she has held true to her core beliefs: lower taxes, limited government, and expanding opportunity. And she’s built a solid record of fighting for them every day in Congress.Jaime grew up in Southwest Washington. She graduated from Prairie High School, where she was a member of the Prairie’s women’s basketball team. Some of her favorite childhood activities included 4-H, fishing at Battle Ground Lake on opening day and swimming in the Lewis River.
Jaime attended the University of Washington, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She later served as a Senior Legislative Aide for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Spokane) and was her 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. She was reelected by 60% of the voters in 2008, and served in that position until being elected to Congress in 2010.
Elected as this region’s federal representative in 2010 at the age of 31, Jaime is currently one of the youngest women currently serving in the U.S. Congress and is the first Hispanic in history to represent Washington State in the U.S. House of Representatives.