Political and Strategic Campaign Director
Teresa Mosqueda was named WSLC Political and Strategic Campaign Director in May 2015. In this position she advances the council’s work developing shared agendas, strategic organizing campaigns (raising wages, naturalization, revenue reform, etc.), and recruiting, training and electing political champions for working people.
Teresa first joined the WSLC as a member of the lobbying team in January 2011, and in May 2013, she began serving as the Government Affairs Director and the council’s lead on health care policy. As Chair of the Healthy Washington Coalition, the state’s largest health care advocacy group, Teresa was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Health Insurance Exchange Board, where she served four years advocating for low-income people and the under-served.
She grew up in Olympia, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, and a Master of Public Administration degree with a focus in health policy from The Evergreen State College. Her professional experience in advancing health and social justice policies began at Sea Mar Community Health Centers where she served as Latino Senior Program Manager. She went on to work for the Washington State Department of Health as the Legislative and Policy Coordinator for the Community and Family Health Division. She continued her work on health and nutrition policies at the Children’s Alliance as the Health Policy Director, and then as the lobbyist advancing policies to protect children’s health, access to education and food, and against the consequences of poverty. Soon after the passage of federal health care reform law, Teresa went onto work at the Community Health Plan and Community Health Network of Washington as the Health Care Reform Specialist.
Teresa continues her commitment to eradicating poverty, addressing health disparities and ending inequity through her current work with the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. She can be reached at 360-570-5166 or via email.