Elected Experience: Elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2012. Reelected in 2014.
Other Professional Experience: Professor of Political Science at Central Washington University. High School Math and Social Studies teacher. Co-Founder of the Silver Creek Alternative School. Author of several textbooks and research papers.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics (Whitman College), M.A. in Political Science (Univ. of Montana), Ph.D. in Political Science (Univ. of Oregon).
Community Service: Board of Directors for HopeSource and the Chamber of Commerce, President of the CWU Faculty Senate, and Producer at the Christian Broadcasting Network of Yakima.
Statement: In the House, I have worked hard to limit the size of government, lower taxes, protect property rights, support local control, promote water storage solutions and unleash the potential of Washington.
I have been successful at eliminating taxes, removing fees and erasing unneeded laws. In short, I promised to shrink the size of government and I kept my promise. As a lifelong educator, nothing is more important to me than education. I worked to lower the cost of college tuition making higher education more accessible. I am passionate about reducing the time K-12 students spend taking standardized tests.