36th District Rep. Gael Tarleton (left) and 33rd District Sen. Karen Keiser, at the WAND conference on Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of Washington State Legislative Support Services
36th District Rep. Gael Tarleton (left) and 33rd District Sen. Karen Keiser, at the WAND conference on Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of Washington State Legislative Support Services

Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-36th District) was selected as a 2015 WiLL Pacesetter and honored during “Women at the Tables of Power” national conference, sponsored by the Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL) of Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5.

WiLL Pacesetters are recognized for their noteworthy legislative service; their contributions to progressive policy; and their leadership in their respective states. 

Georgia Sen. Nan Orrock, president of WiLL, presented the Pacesetter Award to Tarleton at a Capitol Hill reception.

The Women Legislators’ Lobby and Women’s Action for New Directions encourage women to seek office and provide them with tools and information to be successful. 

The 2015 WiLL/WAND Women’s Leadership conference engaged more than 150 women state legislators and community leaders to convene with members of Congress and policy experts for networking, policy briefings and strategizing for national budget priorities that revitalize the U.S. economy, as well as international policies that protect women and girls worldwide.