Washington State House Democrats The information on these pages was created by House staff for legislative purposes and is a historical record of legislative events and activities. None of this material is intended to either directly or indirectly assist any campaign for office or ballot proposition. Sharon . I’m Sharon Brown, your Washington State Senator for the 8th Legislative District. Sharon Nelson is the former Democratic Leader of the Washington State Senate, elected to that position by her colleagues in 2013. She was first appointed to the State House of Representatives in 2007 following the elevation of Joe McDermott to the Senate. When I first came to Olympia, I had three priorities… jobs, education and a sustainable budget. Thank you for taking the time to participate in your state government. Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos Washington State House Democrats The information on these pages was created by House staff for legislative purposes and is a historical record of legislative events and activities.