About

Sharon Shewmake PhotoSharon Shewmake is running for State Representative, 42nd District Position 2, in Whatcom County. This is Sharon's first time running for elected office. She is a professor of economics at Western Washington University, a children’s book author, a spouse, and a mother of two young boys. Sharon completed her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Policy, and Economics at Duke University. She then continued her education at the University of California at Davis, earning her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Sharon is proud to be a member of the Lettered Streets Neighborhood Association, a union member, a faculty advisor for Western Washington University’s Women in Economics and Finance Club, a member of Whatcom County Climate Change Impacts Committee, the Riveter’s Collective, Walk Bike Bus Bellingham, and the Washington State Adult Soccer Association.