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Joan-RobinsonJune Robinson is an honest, hard-working leader who listens and gets results for the citizens of the 38th district.  Appointed earlier this year to fill a vacancy in the State House, June has been working hard on the issues that matter to us.

June understands from personal experience how government interacts with and can make a real impact on the lives of hard working people. She has devoted her career to helping families gain access to essential services and tools they need to be successful and will continue to make government accountable to the people.

In her first session June worked with members of both parties to prevent further cuts to our schools, secured additional dollars and efficiencies in our mental health system, and worked to implement greater employment protections for veterans who have served overseas.  She also authored legislation to protect tenants from punitive landlords and partnered with the Everett School District to try and improve educational services for at risk youth.

In addition to serving in Olympia, June works at Public Health Seattle and King County, managing Community Health Worker programs that address chronic disease self-management for people living with asthma and diabetes. Formerly, June was a program director, and later a volunteer board member, for Migrant Health Promotion, a national organization that strives to alleviate health disparities in rural and disenfranchised communities.

June has worked as a medical clinic manager and Director of Planning and Program Management at the Community Health Center of Snohomish County. Recently, she served as the Executive Director of the Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County working to promote more affordable housing options in Snohomish County.

June serves on the board of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, and serves on both the Salary Commission and the Human Needs Committee for the City of Everett. She has volunteered with United Way of Snohomish County and in Everett Public Schools.

June grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware. She later earned a Master’s in Public Health Degree from the University of Michigan.

Her commitment to public service began on the international level right after her undergraduate college work: She joined the Peace Corps and spent three years in rural Jamaica, working as a public-health nutritionist. While in Jamaica she met her husband, Hilbert. They moved to Everett 14 years ago with their young boys, Garret and Colin.