Covington mortgage business owner Mona Das announced her candidacy for the State Senate in the 47th Legislative District. This seat is currently held by Senator Joe Fain.
"As a small business owner who works with families buying their first home, I have seen first hand how big property tax increases are distressing many in our communities, even as our schools struggle to make ends meet. We can make this economy work better and make government work better for families. We can do more to create jobs, ease traffic congestion and make housing affordable.
My opponent voted for big property tax increases, and voted against the plan to bring them back down. I’m running for State Senate because it's time families from our community had a strong voice in Olympia." said Mona Das.
Mona Das was born in India and immigrated to America with her family when she was eight months old. Her father worked tirelessly to become a noted materials science engineer.
Mona attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned a BA in Psychology helping her to excel in early roles within the tech industry, both internationally and domestically. In 1996, Mona moved to the Pacific Northwest, establishing the roots of her early career and business success. In Portland, she enjoyed a successful career in the tech industry before launching MOXY Mortgage in 2004, a mortgage business located in Renton and focused on educating and empowering first-time homebuyers. In 2012, she went back to school to earn an MBA in sustainable business from Pinchot University (now Presidio Graduate School).
Mona is endorsed by King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht,
“No matter how tough times had been, the residents of this region are filled with hope that positive change is possible and that our elected leaders can hold themselves to a higher standard. That they can truly represent us, and listen to us, and bring our ideas and challenges and yes, our hope, to the tables where decisions are made," said Johanknecht. "I firmly believe that Mona Das has what it takes to deliver on that hope."
Mona lives in Covington and works with families to achieve their dreams of homeownership all over South King County through her mortgage loan business.