Former Washington Secretaries of State Sam Reed and Ralph Munro announced their endorsement of Mindie Wirth for State Senate Monday morning.
“As leaders in Washington State government, we are very confident in Mindie’s ability to coordinate effective, responsive legislation in Olympia,” the Secretaries said in a joint statement. “Mindie’s spirit of community and collaboration will serve her constituents well in the coming years.”
Regarding the endorsement, Wirth praised the Secretaries’ records of public service. “Secretary Reed and Secretary Munro exemplify the level of statesmanship and transparency to which I aspire,” she said. “I’m honored to be endorsed by these respected public servants.”
As a first-time candidate for office, Wirth initially entered the race as an education advocate. “When my oldest started Kindergarten, my husband and I joined PTA, and we’ve been involved ever since,” she said.
Through Northshore PTSA, Mindie Wirth has served in a variety of roles, including legislative and advocacy chair and first vice president, among others.
A graduate of Bothell High School and the University of Washington-Bothell, Mindie Wirth has deep roots in Washington and the Bothell area. Her tenure as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft has yielded awards for both individual and group achievements.
She is a volunteer unit leader for Bothell Girl Scouts Day Camp, volunteer youth basketball coach and past board member for Northshore Youth Basketball Association. Wirth is an avid volunteer for Washington Trails Association, leading many Microsoft “Day of Caring” trail repair events and earning the coveted WTA hard hat. Wirth is a member of the University of Washington Presidents Club and Turner Society which supports research efforts for the Genetic Disorders Fund.
Mindie lives in Bothell with her husband Johnny and their three children.