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Adán Espino Jr

Executive Director 

Adán is a contract lobbyist and government affairs consultant based in the South Sound of Washington. He has extensive experience advocating for the little guy and social equity issues, beginning his advocacy work as a student at UW Tacoma. 

Adán's work includes the creation of a program homeless housing program at UW Tacoma, combating racial disparities in homeownership, and the development of a youth civic education and leadership program, in which he also teaches at. 

Sheley Anderson

Deputy Director

Sheley Anderson is an attorney, community leader, and human rights activist. She brings over 15 years experience in promoting and protecting individual rights, and fighting for social equity. 

As a criminal defense attorney, Sheley has seen first hand the devastating impact the failed war on drugs has had on families and communities. She is eager to to partner with other leaders to drive policies that will empower impacted communities to rebuild.

T.K. Bentler

Government Relations

T.K. received a Bachelor of Sciences in Political Sciences from the University of Washington in 1985.  He is a former employee for the U.S. Senate and State House of  Representatives and has worked on statewide initiative campaigns and local races.

He is a past board member on the Washington Research Council, United for Washington’s CSC (Washington’s Business PAC) and the National Association of Convenience Stores’ Legislative Committee.

T.K. enjoys snow skiing, boating, gardening, and water skiing.

Tony Sermonti

Government Relations

Tony Sermonti brings more than 15 years of experience advising government leaders, elected officials, and industry executives on policy, the political process, and communications. 

Through experience as a staff member to Washington state Senate leadership, the White House, and as legislative director for a large state agency, he has strong relationships among government leaders and decision-makers based on trust, bipartisanship, and subject-matter expertise.

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