Mary Bacon was born in Seoul, South Korea. She obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, Tacoma. She served in the U.S. Army. Bacon's professional experience includes working as a union president, a shipyard worker, and a scientist performing work in and around the Puget Sound. She was previously a member of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 12.
On healthcare . . .
"A pillar of a healthy society. I support a single-payer system where doctors and patients make decisions together, without influence from corporate interests or insurance company interference. This single-payer option would be funded from the existing tax revenue, e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, public health employee benefits paid by the Government, and allocated by a single, nonprofit public payer."
On the environment . . .
To reintroduce repealed U.S. environmental legislation's, e.g. the Clean Air Act, the Clean Power Plan, resource management through conservation and responsible utilization, and research and investigation into alternative energy sources and carbon capture technologies.
Plans for Economy
If elected, Mary will work to "raise the federal minimum wage to a wage reflective of inflation, the current costs of living, and the continued advocacy of organized labor and collective bargaining."
"Start at the beginning. Our education system must evolve from an anglocentric monoculture to an education system that is reflective and inclusive of our population, indigenous, immigrant, and involuntary, to include changing the narrative in textbooks and how standardized tests are constructed."