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Manka Dhingra's Biography

Office:

Contact Information

239 John A. Cherberg Building
Post Office Box 40445
Olympia, WA 98504

615 Market Street
Suite B
Kirkland, WA 98033

Full Name:

Manka Dhingra

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Harjit; 2 Children; Isha, Kavi

Home City:

Redmond, WA

JD, University of Washington School of Law, 1996-1999

BA, Political Science/History, University of California Berkeley, 1993-1996

Deputy Majority Leader, Washington State Senate, 2021-present

Senator, Washington State Senate, District 45, 2017-present

Candidate, Washington State Senate, District 45, 2018

Chair, King County's Therapeutic Alternative Unit, present

Vice Chair, Washington State Senate Human Services & Corrections committee, present

Vice Chair, Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee, present

Former Member, Health and Long Term Care Committee, Washington State Senate

Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, 2000-present

Co-Founder, Victim Advocate, and Advocacy Trainer, API Chaya, 1996-2004

Legal Intern, Office of Washington State Attorney General, 1998-1999

Judicial Clerk, Justice Barbara Madsen, Washington State Supreme Court, 1997-1998

Board Member, National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2009-present

Member, Autonomous Vehicle Work Group, present

Coach, Destination Imagination, present

Member, Governor Islee's Poverty Reduction Work Group, present

Member, Hopelink Board, present

Member, Jury Diversity Task Force, present

Member, Work First Poverty Reduction Oversight Task Force, present

Former Member, Seattle Police Department Muslim, Arab, and Sikh Advisory Council

Mentor, University of Washington School of Law, 2014-2015

Awards:

Randy Revelle Award (Washington State Psychiatric Association)

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