Claire believes Washington can and should be a model for a robust clean energy economy that provides workers with sustainable job options and protects our unique environment. Claire sees the transition to a greener and cleaner economy as a tremendous opportunity to create jobs while improving the impact on climate change.

In Olympia, she will continue to support efforts to develop jobs in greener manufacturing, clean energy, and other higher-tech sectors. She will ensure these jobs are located in South King County and other suburban and rural areas whose economies are lagging. Claire will ensure funding for transit solutions that reduce air pollution and fight for more local  public transit options. She will work to further our understanding of–and find solutions to–the many ways climate change and racial, social, and economic inequities intersect.