National Women’s Political Caucus honors Wellington, Fraser as Heroines of 2011

NWPC-WA President Linda Mitchell with Evelyn Wellington, center, and event co-chair Sharon Paige.
Paige and Mitchell with Beth Fraser, center.

The National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington (NWPC-WA) has honored two Edmonds women for their work on local political campaigns.

Evelyn Wellington and Beth Fraser were honored Dec. 11 as Heroines of 2011 for their efforts to ensure that women win campaigns and are represented equally in political leadership roles, said NWPC-WA President Linda Mitchell.

“They make phone calls; they go door-to-door; they manage assets; they provide the support and important encouragement,” Mitchell said “These women are the backbone of so many successful campaigns, but oftentimes remain behind the scenes – the unsung heroines.”

The National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington is a multi-partisan grassroots membership organization dedicated to engaging women in the political process and increasing the number of women in elected and appointed office at all levels of government. Its mission is to identify, mentor, educate and support women leaders in the community who demonstrate a commitment to women’s economic and social equality and reproductive freedom.

In the weeks before the Dec. 11 event, women who ran for office nominate an outstanding “heroine” a woman who was indispensable to their campaign — to be publicly honored by the NWPC.

Here’s what Edmonds City Councilmember Lora Petso said of her heroine, Wellington: “Evelyn networked with important voter groups in town, accepted a challenging committee appointment, and was willing to drive around town with my campaign sticker on her car!” She concludes, “All together, she made a big difference in my campaign.”

Fraser, who serves as the Attorney Administrator at Snohomish County Office of Public Defense, was the heroine of County Councilmember Stephanie Wright. “Beth was there week in and week out, doorbelling, sign waving, helping at sign in tables, anything that was needed,” Wright said. “It wasn’t just her actions, but her wonderful, positive attitude that always impressed me the most.”

  1. How proud we are of our activist women in Edmonds. We have many progressive, talented and involved women in and behind our campaigns in snohomish county.
    Congratulation to Beth and Evelyn for a job well done.

    Adrienne Fraley-Monillas
    Co-Chair Womens Political Caucus of Snohomish County

  2. Kudos to Beth and Evelyn! Evelyn was very active last year, not only in campaigning for Lora and being a supporter of my campaign; but she was also part of the 2010 Levy Committee as well as a member of the Economic Development Commission. She is also a Director for the Edmonds Senior Center and sits on the Finance Committee with me. She is one busy lady. Good job.

  3. Beth Fraser is a former colleague of mine, and a longtime friend. I hope that one day soon Beth will be the heroine of her OWN campaign, and run for office! She is a real asset to the community. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Beth!
    And thanks to my good friends Linda Mitchell and Adrienne Fraley-Monillas for all their hard work on behalf of the Women’s Political Caucus.

    Deanna Dawson
    Former Edmonds City Councilmember (and proud NWPC member)

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