Elected Experience: After years of public service, I am a first time candidate for the Legislature.
Other Professional Experience: Attorney: Perkins Coie; Law Clerk: Justice James M. Johnson, Washington Supreme Court
Education: J.D.: Duke University. M.A. Philosophy: Duke University. B.A. Philosophy/Political Science: Western Washington University
Community Service: King County Court-Appointed Special Advocate pro bono attorney, representing foster children in trials, for which I was named pro bono attorney of the year. Excel Public Charter School: founding board member. Washington State Bar Association: amicus committee chair. STEP Ahead: board chair. Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce: active member. Eastridge Church: active member.
Statement: I am running to bring commonsense, principled leadership on the key issues facing East King County: quality schools, reducing traffic, low and stable taxes, support for small business, and a responsive and responsible government. As a Maple Valley native and product of Tahoma Public Schools, I know the issues facing our community. I am a practical problem solver with an unwavering commitment to Washington families.
Endorsements: League of Education Voters; Congressman Dave Reichert; Former Attorney General Rob McKenna; King County Councilmembers Kathy Lambert, Reagan Dunn; Legislators Chad Magendanz, Jay Rodne, and many others.