Elected Experience: State Representative 2013-Present; Tacoma City Councilmember 2006-2012
Other Professional Experience: Director, Washington State University Energy Program; Former Energy Services Manager, Tacoma Power
Education: B.A. Political Science, University of Washington; Masters in Public Administration, University of Puget Sound
Community Service: Board Member, Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District and Transportation Policy Board; Board Member, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit; Vice-Chair, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; Chair, Tacoma Public Utility Board; Board Member, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department; Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound; Board President, Tacoma-Pierce County Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Rotary 8.
Statement: Every day Jake puts his heart and energy into advocating for and representing the vital needs of our communities--good paying jobs, quality schools that are fully funded, a transportation system that works for everyone, and an effective safety net for the most vulnerable.
As Vice-Chair of the House Transportation Committee, Jake led the way to secure funding for needed local transportation projects including I-5 JBLM, Highway 167, Port of Tacoma Road, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit. Jake is endorsed by Tacoma Firefighters, Washington Education Association, Washington Conservation Voters, Washington State Labor Council and many other organizations.