Elected Experience: State Representative: January 2015 - present. Michelle was recognized for her Bi-Partisanship and work to prevent Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls from increasing.
Other Professional Experience: Michelle taught as an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington for over a decade. She is a dentist who devoted her practice to caring for the nursing home population.
Education: Central Kitsap High School. AAS, Olympic College. BS & DDS, University of Washington
Community Service: Michelle donated over $1,000,000 of dental care at the Key Free Clinic and to vulnerable seniors and children. She is a foster mother and chaired the Access to Care Committee.
Statement: Throughout my life, I have overcome many challenges. I was in foster care as a child and on my own at 17, supporting myself with three minimum wage jobs. I became a single mother at a young age and worked hard to earn my doctorate.
I understand the challenges we face in our state and believe in working across the aisle to get real solutions instead of political ones, like stopping Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls from increasing and reducing college tuition. I am a fourth generation Kitsap County resident and proud to serve my hometown as State Representative.