Mike with Gov. Gregoire
Mike Raymond: “All my years in advocacy taught me to speak up for myself and get things done. If I did not ever get involved in advocacy, I would have been upset over things, not knowing how to take care of problems. I say to everyone out there if we can do it, you can do it!“
Mike Raymond is a founding member of SAIL and an active member of both People First of Washington and Self Advocates of Washington. He was appointed by the Governor to the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council where he served as Vice Chair, and he worked for Take A Second Look: Educating Ourselves and Others, a performance group that offered diversity training for individuals and organizations. Married for many years, Mike and his wife own their own home in Tacoma and are the proud parents of a daughter who works as a special education teacher. Mike is employed at Goodwill Industries.