The National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington (NWPC) has elected women’s advocate and seasoned political professional Liz Berry as its new state president. Berry follows Linda Mitchell, who is stepping down as Caucus president after 10 years of championing women for public office.
“Liz will be an extraordinary leader for the Caucus and its future work,” stated Mitchell, who served as president from 2003-2014. “Washington continues to lose ground, with women’s representation in public office falling from 40 to 31 percent. We must focus on building a pipeline of women leaders while supporting efforts at the national level to elect the nation’s first woman president.”
Liz Berry is the Associate Director of Government Affairs and Communications at the Washington State Association for Justice. She previously worked as Campaign Manager for Laura Ruderman for Congress (WA-01) and Kathleen Drew for Secretary of State (WA). During her tenure in Washington, DC, Berry was Legislative Director for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and worked as a political consultant.
Berry serves on the Board of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC). She is an Advisory Board Member of Running Start, an organization that encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in politics. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Berry graduated from American University with a B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics and Government.
“My life’s work has been dedicated to empowering women to lead in politics. I look forward to using my background to bring more women to the table, from local school boards to the state legislature to the governor’s mansion,” Berry said. “Together with the Caucus Board of Directors, our members and community supporters, we will work to elect more women to public office and build true parity at all levels of government.”
The NWPC is a multi-partisan grassroots membership organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office at all levels of government. It is the state’s oldest and foremost organization dedicated to identifying, mentoring, educating and supporting women leaders in our community who demonstrate a commitment to women’s economic and social equality and reproductive freedom and to involving more women in the political process. Learn more at www.wpcnet.org.