Michelle Downey Caldier for State Representative
PO Box 1710
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Email: [email protected]
Michelle Caldier is a fourth-generation Kitsap County resident and proud graduate of Central Kitsap High School.
She received an Associates of Arts and Sciences degree from Olympic College and transferred to the University of Washington, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.
Throughout her life, Michelle has overcome many challenges. As a young child, she was in foster care and later became a young single mother. Those experiences enriched her and gave her the determination to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a dentist. After achieving that goal, Michelle devoted her practice to caring for the nursing home population and donated dental care to children in Jamaica and Honduras, as well has vulnerable seniors here at home. In addition, Michelle taught as an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington for over a decade, and served as Chair of the Access to Care Committee.
Michelle became involved in politics as a concerned citizen who successfully helped defeat dangerous legislation and advocated to protect the poor and fragile seniors. She learned that one person could make a difference, which inspired her to run for office.
Michelle is a proud mother, grandmother and active foster parent. Her children and grandchildren motivate her to ensure all children have educational and economical opportunities in our state.