Elected Experience: 30th District State Representative, Pos. 1, 2012-2016, Federal Way City Council, 1997-2011, Deputy Mayor (2000-2001 & 2004-2005), Mayor of Federal Way 2010. Elected Chair of Suburban Cities Public Issues Committee. Elected to Federal Way Community Council in 1980.
Other Professional Experience: Certified Risk Manager (ARM), Program Administrator, Association of Washington Cities Certified Municipal Leader, National League of Cities Certificate of Achievement in Leadership.
Education: B.A. Degree, Marylhurst University, 1966; Coursework toward Masters in Public Administration, Seattle University.
Community Service: Kiwanis/Foundation Board, Soroptimists, AAUW, St. Vincent's Parents Club & Council, Communities in Schools' Advisory Board, MSC Board.
Statement: Serving Federal Way and the 30th District for 18 years, I’ve seen incredible change as our population increased and diversified. As your State Representative for 4 years, I helped secure $10 million in capital improvements and over $180 million in transportation improvements. I’ve advocated for fiscal responsibility and will continue to do so. I need your continued support to tackle the tough issues facing our district today – such as reducing traffic congestion, improving the state of our schools, and continuing to attract living wage jobs for our hard working families. I ask for your vote again this November.