About Rep. Michelle Caldier

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Michelle grew up in Kitsap County and graduated from Central Kitsap High School. Michelle’s roots are deep in Kitsap County, as she is the fourth generation in her family to reside there. She is the proud mother and foster mother of three beautiful daughters.

Michelle earned her Associates of Arts and Sciences at Olympic College, and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Michelle has owned a dentistry practice for more than a decade that serves nursing homes around Puget Sound. She was also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

She has donated thousands of hours to caring for the underserved, and chaired the Access to Care Committee for several years.

In 2013, Michelle joined others to lobby the Legislature to restore funding to adult dental care for those on Medicaid, and was successful. This inspired her to run for the Legislature and continue fighting for those who cannot care for themselves.


  • Protecting the most vulnerable in our communities
  • Prioritizing education in the state budget
  • Efficiency with taxpayer dollars