Carmela’s grandfather was a union mason on the Grand Coulee Dam and her father was a union railroad worker with the Great Northern Railroad, later part of the BNSF. Carmela is a dues-paying member of the union representing U.S. Foreign Service personnel. Rooted in the hard work and resilience of her family, Carmela paid her way through college and law school, returning home to serve as a deputy prosecutor for Spokane County.
Eastern Washington values.
“In our community, we see, firsthand, the value of hard work and the importance of neighbors supporting one another. The divisive politics of the other Washington doesn’t reflect our values, yet they affect us deeply. Far-right extremists in Congress are upending international order, failing families and farmers, and threatening our freedoms. I’ll prioritize everyday Washingtonians.”
As a third generation eastern Washingtonian, Carmela Conroy has a sense of duty and determination to serve her community.
From her work in criminal justice to her service abroad, Carmela has built connections with veterans, active-duty military personnel, and professionals in national security. Our nation faces complex challenges both at home and abroad.
The dysfunction and partisan extremism in Congress have left critical issues unaddressed, from agricultural policy to national security to the well-being of our communities. As a representative, Carmela will prioritize the needs of Eastern Washington, advocating for agricultural support, affordable healthcare, and economic opportunities for working families. By investing in rural infrastructure, clean energy, and economic diversification, Carmela will work to strengthen our local economy.
The upcoming election carries profound significance for our fundamental freedoms, including the right to reproductive healthcare. Carmela will defend our rights and uphold our individual freedoms. She has the experience and the deep roots in our community to represent the values and concerns of hardworking families and farmers in Washington’s 5th Congressional District. With your support we can build a brighter future for Eastern Washington.