Elected Experience: State Representative; Former two-term President and Vice-President, University Place School Board.
Other Professional Experience: Eighteen-year Assistant Attorney General leading a statewide team to protect local communities from drunk drivers. Litigated hundreds of cases involving families, workers, and neighborhoods affected by crime. Oversaw a 150-person agency charged with making sure children and parents received child support they were due.
Education: Law Degree, Boston College; BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa Honors, Boston College.
Community Service: Married mother of two and 18-year resident of University Place; PTA leader; Citizens for University Place Schools; Lawyers Helping Hungry Children; various volunteer legal clinics.
Statement: It is an honor to serve as your Representative and independent voice. As a longtime prosecutor, school board leader and PTA mom, my top priority is fighting for local families – partnering with Republicans and Democrats to decrease class sizes, increase mental health services, and eliminate unfair corporate tax loopholes instead of raising taxes on families and small business.
I've led bipartisan efforts to stop the state from releasing offenders in Pierce County, protect veterans’ benefits, lower college tuition, and ensure women earn equal pay for equal work. I ask for your vote to continue making real progress for our community.