About State Rep. Carolyn Eslick

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Rep. Carolyn Eslick was appointed in 2017 to the 39th District seat vacated by former Rep. John Koster.

Carolyn grew up on a farm, learning the value of hard work and commitment to purpose. As a restaurant owner for more than 20 years, she understands the challenges facing employers and employees. When she was a small business owner, the city allowed some new retail shops to put their entrances facing Highway 2 instead of Main Street, which is in the heart of the city. That problem, and finding the solution, got her started in local government.

Since then, Carolyn has served six years as a city council member and more than nine years as the mayor of Sultan. She is a champion for economic growth and is the founder and former president of GroWashington, a business development and retail incubator.

While working in local government, she demonstrated an unwavering commitment to keeping her community safe. Carolyn is also dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential. She served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club and works closely with community members to find solutions to teenage drug and alcohol abuse.

Carolyn lives in Sultan with her husband, Chuck Donaldson, a high school shop and agriculture teacher. They have a blended family, with five children and five grandchildren.