Elected Experience: State
Representative 2010-2016. Shoreline Mayor 2008-2009, Councilmember 2006-2009. Community
Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee Chair. Serving on Business Financial
Services and Finance Committees. Members of Color Caucus Co-Chair.
Other Professional Experience: Neighborhood Allstate Insurance
agent. Family-owned and managed commercial properties. Records Systems Analyst,
City of Seattle. Medicaid Intake Officer, University Hospital. Admitting Officer,
Harborview Medical Center.
Education: UW MBA 1983, Microbiology 1980.
Community Service: Boards: Shoreline Schools Career and Technical
Education; UW Consulting and Business Development Center; Lynnwood
Economic Development; Richmond Beach Community Association; Shoreline
Chamber; Dollars for Scholars. United Presbyterian Sunday School
Teacher, Summer Feeding program.
Statement: I grew up picking berries,
typing, and working in nursing homes for college expenses. My priorities are to fully fund public
education, ensure safety of our communities, and protect our privacy, the
environment, and consumers from predatory lenders. I will work hard to help our
state and communities build classrooms, attract well-qualified teachers, and
provide affordable housing for our working families while fixing aging bridges,
highways and roads.
32nd District Democrats, Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters, Washington
State Labor Council, SEIU 775, Aerospace Machinists 751, Mayors of Shoreline,
Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, and many others.