About State Rep. Carolyn Eslick
Growing up on a farm taught 39th District State Rep. Carolyn Eslick the value of hard work and commitment to purpose. A champion for economic growth, she is the founder and former president of GroWashington, a business development and retail incubator. A restaurant owner for more than 20 years, Carolyn understands the complexities of running a business.
When Carolyn was a small business owner, the city of Sultan allowed some new retail shops to place their entrances in front of Highway 2 instead of Main Street, which is in the heart of the city. That problem, and finding a solution, got Carolyn started in local government. After serving as a city council member, she spent more than nine years as the mayor of Sultan. Initially appointed, Carolyn was later elected in 2018 as a state representative for the 39th Legislative District.
As a locally elected official, and now as a state representative, Carolyn has shown an unwavering commitment to finding solutions to mental health, housing and public safety issues. She is also a strong advocate for the prevention and rehabilitation of adult and teen substance abuse. A former board member for the Boys and Girls Club, she believes communities should do all they can to help young people reach their full potential.
Carolyn lives in Sultan with her husband, Chuck Donaldson, a retired high school shop and agriculture teacher. They have a blended family, with six children and eight grandchildren.