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Nancy Rust, Washington State Representative, 1981-1996

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Book cover, Nancy Rust: Washington State Representative, 1981-1996 .

Nancy Rust's involvement in the King County League of Women Voters sparked her involvement in state government. Rust's interest in environmental issues and governmental reform got her noticed by women legislators who encouraged her to run for public office. Rust served as a Washington State Representative from 1981-1996. Rust participated in two oral histories:

In 1983, Rust was interviewed by Elected Women of Washington (EWW) as part of a research project that examined the lives of the women who served in the Washington State Legislature.

Rust was interviewed again between 2008 and 2009 by oral historian Maria McLeod. The interviews were an eightieth birthday gift from her family, who wanted to provide a way for Rust to share her stories about her path to the legislature, her terms in office, and her activities afterward.