Elected Experience: Elected to House in 2004. Chair of the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee
Other Professional Experience: Exec. Sec. Treas. Snohomish County Labor Council to 2014, President, Everett Education Association 1981-1999,Classroom teacher, Everett School District 1967 to 1990
Education: BA in Education-History from Central Washington University, 5th year teacher certification from University of Washington
Community Service: Everett Housing Authority Board 1981 to 2006,Central Washington University Board of Trustees 1996 to 2006,Have served on United Way Board, Everett Area Chamber of Commerce Board, Economic Development Council fo Snohomish County Board
Statement: I am committed to gaining greater support for our schools, strong public safety programs, and clean, safe environmental legislation. Having sponsored the legislation that brought WSU–North Puget Sound to our communities, and nurse training programs through our community college, I believe in making sure that our citizens have opportunities that will help them be successful in the work that they choose. I will continue to work to improve our highways and transportation choices. Policies that support family wage jobs in the area are a priority for me. Strong schools and access to family wage jobs sustain our community.