Noel's Story

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.

Stand With Women Rally February 15, 2016

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.

After returning to Seattle, Noel was hired on as the Director of Progressive Majority Washington, now known as Amplify. There, she worked with diverse groups that included people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, women, and people of all ages to empower others in their communities to run for office. It was during this placement that she learned how to effectively train and advise candidates, and gained experience working on both local and statewide campaigns. Noel still finds time to travel across the country providing trainings on running for office; empowering others to get involved in politics remains a passion of hers.

When she is not serving in legislative session, Noel works full time as a planning and community engagement consultant. Her experience working for a small business in Belltown gives her a unique perspective on the issues facing both employees and employers in small and growing companies. As Senior Associate and Operations Manager, her work allows her to collaborate with nonprofit organizations and neighborhood groups to create positive change for her clients and their communities.

Noel still has a strong connection to the southwest corner of our state, where she was raised in Battle Ground. She now resides in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle and is proud to serve her friends and neighbors as their State Representative in the 36th District, Position 1.

Noel has a 100% voting history – has never missed a vote yet! Noel has a proven track record of being a voice for justice in the legislature.