State Rep. Noel Frame was appointed to the Washington state legislature in January 2016. She was motivated to run for office by a strong commitment to fixing our broken educational funding system and correcting our upside-down tax code. Born and raised in Washington state, Noel’s own experiences of attending public school herself and sending her foster-child to Seattle public school years later have instilled a passion in her for creating a more equitable and just education system.
Serving as a foster parent for a younger family member at the age of 25, and then again at the age of 32, Noel brings her personal understanding of systemic issues facing underprivileged children to this work. She is devoted to improving the lives of foster children and children who are disenfranchised by poverty and the juvenile justice system.
Noel has proudly served on several committees, including the Labor & Workplace Standards and House Early Learning & Human Services committees. She is also the Vice Chair of the House Finance Committee and was selected to serve on both the WA State Partnership Council for Juvenile Justice and the Tax Structure Reform Group that was created in the 2017-19 biennial budget.
Noel has been committed to affecting 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 Media and Public Affairs and Public Policy and Politics with a focus in Education Policy in Washington DC. Once in our nation’s capital, she earned a position with U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell as a legislative correspondent and political organizer.
Noel being sworn in as State Representative in January 2016, along with her parents.